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Patna : World No 33 Soniia Cheah, 26, Malaysia, upset World No 4 Akane Yamaguchi, 22, Japan, in the first round of Fuzhou China Open, an HSBC BWF World Tour Super 750 event, at Haixia Olympic Sports Centre, Fuzhou, China, on November 6, 2019.

Soniia beat Yamaguchi, the 2nd seed, 21-19, 21-16 in 38 minutes to enter the 2nd round of the tournament. Soniia won 42 rallies in the match to 35 by Yamaguchi. She won 6 consecutive points in the match to 4 by the Japanese. The two players are now locked 1-1 Head to Head. Soniia will face World No 8 Michelle Li, Canada, in 2nd round.

Third seed Chen Yu Fei, China, beat World No 31 Evgeniya Kosetskaya, Russia, 21-19, 21-12 in 31 minutes to enter the 2nd round. Chen won 42 rallies in the match to 31 by the Russian. Both the players won 6 consecutive points each in the match. Chen now leads Kosetskaya 3-0 Head to Head.

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