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Antonsen sends Chen make-up in Paris

The seeds keep acrobatics during a French Open in Paris, as unseeded Dane Anders Antonsen knocked out reigning Olympic champion Chen Long.

Top seed Son Wan Ho and former World No 1 Lee Chong Wei were both separated in Wednesday’s initial round, and Chen assimilated a exodus as he went down 15-21, 21-16, 21-16.

Antonsen moves on to face Hong Kong’s Angus Ng Ka Long.

Qualifier Kenta Nishimoto followed adult his feat over Lee Chong Wei with a 21-13, 21-17 feat over B Sai Praneeeth.

The collect of Friday’s quarter-finals sees fourth seed Shi Yuqi take on eighth seed Srikanth Kidambi.

Kidambi edged Vincent Wong Wing Ki 21-19, 21-17, while Shi saw off Brice Leverdez 21-15, 21-10.

In a women’s draw, tip seed Tai Tzu Ying modernized with a 21-13, 21-14 feat over Saena Kawakami, though fourth seed Carolina Marin was beaten 21-18, 21-19 by South Korea’s Jang Mi Lee.

Others to allege enclosed second seed PV Sindhu, third seed Sung Ji Hyun and fifth seed Akane Yamaguchi.

Article source: http://www.foxsportsasia.com/badminton/736392/antonsen-sends-chen-packing-paris/

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