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Pornpawee to take on Chen

Pornpawee Chochuwong will face Olympic champion Chen Yufei in the last 16 round of the women’s singles event at the US$1.25 million BWF All England Open in Birmingham today.

Thailand’s Pornpawee defeated Japan’s former world champion Nozomi Okuhara 21-11, 21-15 while China’s fourth seed Chen beat Michelle Li of Canada 22-20, 21-14 in the first round on Tuesday.

Thai stars Ratchanok Intanon and Kantaphon Wangcharoen both made early exits at Utilita Arena Birmingham on Tuesday night.

Eighth seed Ratchanok was stunned by compatriot Lalinrat Chaiwan 21-16, 21-17 while Kantaphon fell to third seed Anthony Ginting of Indonesia 21-17, 21-19.

Lalinrat will play Gregoria Tunjung of Indonesia for a place in the quarter-finals of the World Tour Super 1000 event today.

Ginting will meet HS Prannoy of India in the last 16 today.

Women’s doubles pair Supissara Paewsampran and…

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