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Top Thai duos shuttle to double success in KL 

Jun 28. 2018
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By The Nation

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Thailand’s top mixed doubles team Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai yesterday reached their fourth quarter-finals this year, after they beating Wang Chi-Lin and Lee Chia Hsin of Taiwan 21-12 21-15 in the Malaysia Open in Kuala Lumpur.

Also advancing were Thailand’s No 1 women’s duo Jongkolphan Kititharakul and Rawinda Prajongjai, who beat Maiken Fruergaard and Sara Thygesen of Denmark 21-11 21-18.

But in the men’s singles second round, world No 1 Viktor Axelsen of Denmark ruined former Thai No 1 Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk’s return from injury by eliminating the onetime world No 10 23-21 19-21 21- 11. 

Young gun Kantaphon Wancharoen who upset Chen Long of China in round one went down to Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia 13-21 19-21.

On the women's side, Ratchanok Intanon beat compatriot Nitchaon Jindapol 21-18 21-15 while Pornpawee Chochuwong stunned reigning world champion Nozomi Okuhara 13-21 21-13 21-14.

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