Ge Wei, ranked 128th in the world, defeated Korean player Li Yuan, ranked 187th in the world, 21-17, 17-21, 21-12 in the women’s singles round. The 22-year-old Ge Wei is expected to challenge China’s No. 1 in the top 8. Seed and Tokyo Olympic champion Chen Yufei, who will face South Korea’s Kim Ga Eun in the second round.
Han, who announced her retirement last year but finally decided to come back to fight again, is the first time to participate in the international competition in Korea after 10 months after winning the runner-up in the Spanish International Challenge in June last year. Japan’s Takahashi Asuka won her first comeback victory.

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Mixed Doubles Top 8

In addition, South Korean mixed doubles top seed Seo Seung-jae retired before the Tournament, and Malaysia’s “Xinying combination” Wang Yaoxin and Goh Liuying won without a fight and advanced to the top 8. Liu Ying and Liu Ying had previously been in the first round because a large number of players had withdrawn from the competition. As a result, they were lucky again to receive the opponent’s match in the second round and had already registered for the top 8 without playing.

Next, Yao Xin and Liu Ying will compete with the Korean team Kim Won and Zheng Naying to win the top four qualifications. The latter reversed the Singapore No. 8 seed couple Xu Yongkai and Chen Weihan 19-21, 21-18, 21-12.
The No. 2 seed “Ming Jun Combination” Chen Jianming and Lai Peijun became another team to advance to the top 8 horse mixed doubles free agents. After they swept the South Korean duo Luo Xingsheng and Jin Shouzhi 21-11, 21-9, they will head to China 5 New seed combination Ou Juyi and Huang Yaqiong

Men’s Doubles Battle

Malaysia’s “Double Chen Combination” Chen Jianming and Chen Weiqiang successfully defeated South Koreans Kim Hee-tae and Yoon Dae-yi 21-18 and 21-13, and will face Indonesia’s No. 4 seeds Fajia and Ryan in the first round of the second round. Malaysia’s No. 6 seeds Wang Yaoxin and Zhang Yuyu defeated Indian duo Polkadot and Reddy 21-14, 21-12, and successfully advanced to the second round.

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