Wang into Tokyo quarter-finals

PUBLISHED : Friday, 19 September, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 19 September, 2008, 12:00am

Hong Kong's Wang Chen rolled into the quarter-finals of the US$200,000 Japan Super Series in Tokyo after her opponent pulled out because of injury. China's Jiang Yanjiao was expected to give Wang a tough match. Wang, who is seeded sixth, next meets Denmark's Tine Rasmussen, the reigning All-England champion. Fellow Hong Kong player Zhou Mi also reached the quarter-finals after defeating Megumi Taruno of Japan 21-13, 21-12. However, Hong Kong's Yip Pui-yin's title bid ended when she was beaten by Wang Yihan of China, 21-12, 21-7.