Vietnamese badminton player Nguyen Thuy Linh (Photo: hcmcpv.org.vn)

Trang, world No.46, beat Prashi Joshi of India 2-1 (25-23, 11-21, 21-5). While Linh, world No.47, defeated Wen Chi Hsu of Chinese Taipei 2-0 (21-15, 22-20).

Trang will next meet Ting Yu Liang of Chinese Taipei, while Linh will face Amalie Schulz of Denmark.

Meanwhile, Vietnam’s No.1 male player Nguyen Tien Minh, world No.53, was ousted from the first round by Lee Chia Hao of Chinese Taipei, world No.130.

The event has a total prize fund of 25,000 USD and belongs to the international challenge system of the World Badminton Federation. The best athletes will gain points to qualify for the Olympics.

Source: VNA