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Badminton: Singapore shuttlers scoretwo upsets at OUE Singapore Open

Published on Apr 9, 2014 7:03 PM
 
Singapore shuttler Derek Wong celebrates after defeating Denmark's Hans-Kristian Vittinghus at the OUE Singapore Open on April 9, 2014. Singapore's shuttlers got their campaign at the OUE Singapore Open to a good start on Wednesday, with men's singles player Derek Wong and women's doubles pair Yao Lei and Shinta Mulia Sari scoring upsets in their respective matches. -- PHOTO: OUE SINGAPORE OPEN 2014

Singapore's shuttlers got their campaign at the OUE Singapore Open to a good start on Wednesday, with men's singles player Derek Wong and women's doubles pair Yao Lei and Shinta Mulia Sari scoring upsets in their respective matches.

Wong, the world No. 47, beat Denmark's Hans-Kristian Vittinghus 21-16, 16-21, 21-16. The Dane is ranked 30 places above the Singaporean.

"It's my first time getting into the second round of the Singapore Open," said an ecstatic Wong, shortly after his win at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. He had previously met Vittinghus twice before, losing both times. "But there's still a long way to go."

He plays India's B. Sai Praneeth on Thursday.

 
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