Ratchanok Intanon and Pornpawee Chochuwong remained in contention in the Hong Kong Open after they eliminated their opponents in contrastive styles on Thursday.
The sixth seed Ratchanok cruised past Chinese Chen Xiaoxin 21-6 21-16 in the women’s singles second round while earlier on the day Thai No 3 Pornpawee came back from a game down to beat Dane Mia Blichfeldt 17-21 21-10 21-13.
“I’m playing well this week as I’m really focused and stick to the game plan. I’m just executing my shots the way I want to well,” said the national champion Pornpawee.
Doubles specialist Sapsiree Taerattanachai also reached the quarter-finals in both the women’s and mixed doubles events.
The Khon Kaen-based teamed up with Puttita Supajirakul to beat Emilie Lefel and Anne Tran of France 21-15 21-15. She later paired with Dechapol Puavaranukroh in the mixed doubles to beat Chris and Gabrielle Adcock 23-21 21-12.
Also moving ahead was the mixed doubles pair of Nipitphon Phuangphuapet and Savitree Amitrapai, ousting Ronald Ronald and Annisa Saufika of Idonesia 21-14 21-14.