Third seed Sung Ji Hyun of South Korea suffered a surprise second-round defeat to China’s Ji Shuting today as action continued at the Badminton World Federation (BWF) China Open.
The 26-year-old, a women's singles bronze medallist at the 2015 World Championships in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta, lost 21-16, 19-21, 19-21 at the Haixia Olympic Sports Center in Fuzhou.
Awaiting Ji in the quarter-finals is Japanese fifth seed Akane Yamaguchi, who defeated India’s Saina Nehwal 21-18, 21-11.
Among the other players through to the last eight is top seed Tai Tzu Ying after the Taiwanese overcame Denmark’s Line Højmark Kjaersfeldt 21-18, 21-15.
Second seed Pusarla V Sindhu has also ensured her progression thanks to a 21-15, 21-13 win over China’s Han Yue.
In the men’s singles draw, top seed Viktor Axelsen of Denmark booked his place in the quarter-finals with a 21-12, 21-14 victory over China’s Qiao Bin.
Standing between him and a place in the last four is fifth seed Chou Tien Chen, who beat fellow Taiwanese Lin Yu Hsien 21-16, 21-19.
Second seed Son Wan Ho of South Korea is also through to the last eight, having defeated China’s Ren Pengbo 21-10, 21-17.
His next opponent is Hong Kong’s Lee Cheuk Yiu, a 21-19, 21-17 winner at the expense of India’s Prannoy Kumar.
Competition at the BWF World Superseries event is due to continue tomorrow.