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Women's Singles

Round of 32 Results:

Wong Mew Choo (#8) of Malaysia won her match and goes through to Round of 16 by defeating Kerry Lee Harrington of South Africa 21-4, 21-4 in 18 minutes.

Tine Rasmussen DEN (#6) also goes to the next round beating her opponent from LTU 21-6, 21-8 in 22 minutes.

Zhang Ning CHN (#2) fought hard to win against THA player 21-23, 21-17, 21-7 in 61 minutes.

The rest of seeded players also goes through except for 2 (#1 Xie Xingfang, #7 Xu Huaiwen) who have yet to play.

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Women's Doubles

World #1 pair from China LOST to world #8 pair from Japan in the QF. The Chinese badminton players are all under tremendous pressure. Good for others! :-)

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Lin Dan just won his match.

Xie Xingfang also won her match.

Bao Chunlai faced an unexpected fight from a Guatemalan player... and he almost lost! That Guatemalan player is definitely a player to watch.

Malaysia's Wong Mew Choo is playing on the next court to Lin Dan's game.. thank God for Beijing 2008 website providing live real-time results. She won the first set. Now leading her 2nd set 15-6.

Next up, Malaysia's Wong Choong Han (MAS) vs Taufik Hidayat (INA) This should be interesting! Taufik is Athens gold medalist. He has not been playing well lately. Just recovered from dengue fever 2 weeks ago. But Taufik has the tendency to rise to the occasion, when it matters most!

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Malaysia's #8 Wong Mew Choo just won her match and will meet #3 Lu Lan (CHN) in the women's singles QF tomorrow.

Women's Singles QF tomorrow:

#1 Xie Xingfang CHN vs #7 Xu Huaiwen GER

#3 Lu Lan CHN vs #8 Wong Mew Choo MAS

Yulianti Maria Kristin INA vs Nehwal Saina IND

(great job these two, defeated #6 Wang Chen HKG and #4 Tine Rasmussen DEN)

#2 Zhang Ning CHN vs #5 Pi Hongyan FRA

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Malaysia's 'old man' Wong Choong Han just defeated Athens' defending champion Taufik Hidayat (INA) 21-19, 21-16 to go into the 3rd round.

Great match. These guys are buddies. Taufik is a regular sparring partner with members of the KLRC (Kuala Lumpur Racket Club) which includes several Kiwi players and other non-Malaysians as well.

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