Seoul: Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram achieved the quarter-finals of the Korea Open Superseries, while B. Sai Praneeth wavered against nearby most loved Wan Ho Son here on Thursday. Jayaram moved past Chinese Huang Yuxiang 21-15, 21-18 in the second round match that finished in 40 minutes.
On Friday, the Indian will meet Lee Hyun of South Korea, who staggered world No.3 Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark 18-21, 21-18, 21-13 in a hour and four minutes. Jayaram’s partner Praneeth, in any case, had an intense excursion against 6th seed Wan, lurching to a 9-21, 15-21 rout in 34 minutes.
Wan will confront Dane Hans-Kristian Vittinghus who facilitated past Chinese Taipei’s Wei Tzu Wang 21-13, 21-11. In other quarter-finals, Chinese fourth seed Tian Houwei will need to conquer Hong Kong’s Wing Ki Vincent Wong, while Bin Qiao of China will be up against Kwang Hee Heo.
In the most astounding result in the ladies’ singles rivalry, China’s Chen Yufei conveyed a stunning decision against Thailand’s previous title holder Ratchanok Intanon with a 21-17, 21-17 triumph.
Enormous names Tai Tzu Ying and Sung Ji Hyun will set against each other in the quarter-finals, while Japanese Minatsu Mitani likewise progressed to the last eight phase. Mitani will confront Yufei. Kim Hyo Min and Kim Ga Eun will go head to head in an all South Korean fight for a spot in the semi-finals.