This article was last updated on April 16, 2022
In the qualifying round of the Adidas China Masters 2013, the former Women’s Singles world No. 2 Wang Xin struggled hard to revive her career when she made the main draw on Tuesday on home ground. She managed to beat the Japanese player Sayaka Sato with 21-18, 20-22 and 21-14 and then eased past her second-round opponent Sarita Suwannakitborihan (Thailand) 21-14 and 21-12. Wang will now face compatriot Xuan Deng in the first round.
The two other Women’s Singles qualifiers were Chinese: Fan Mengyan and Yaying Shen.
In Men’s Singles, Korea’s Son Wan Ho – who was once ranked No. 12 but slid to No. 233 after a break due to injury and military service – beat Zheng Si Wei from China with 19-21, 21-12 and 21-3 to qualify. The other three Men’s Singles qualifiers were all from China: Tang Jincheng, Gao Tianyu and Zhou Wenlong. Jincheng will face Gao Huan, whie Tianyu will battle fifth seed Kenichi Tago (Japan) and Wenlong will take on Indonesia’s Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka.
At the opposite ends of the draw, top seed Chen Long and second seed Du Pengyu (both China) face Anand Pawar (India) and Kazumasa Sakai (Japan) respectively.
China’s Li Junyang/Li Rui, beat fellow countrymen, Wan Zitian/Zhang Wen with 22-20, 21-12, in Men’s Doubles to book a first-round clash with second seeds, Hiroyuki Endo/Kenichi Hayakawa (Japan). Another Chinese pair, Cheng Luo/Ju Fangpengyu, qualified and now tackle Gan Teik Chai/Ong Soon Hock of Malaysia.
In Women’s Doubles draw, all the Chinese pairs qualify without hitting a shuttle. Qualifiers Liu Linlin/Wang Qindanqing will be challenged by Indonesians, Greysia Polii/Nitya Krishinda Maheswari, while two other qualifiers – Jiang Binbin/Tang Pingyang and Fu Xue/Zheng Xuhui – face each other for a place in the second round.
In the Mixed Doubles, 2008 Olympic champion Lee Yong Dae’s (Korea) new partnership with Shin Seung Chan did not take off, and their Chinese opponents Cheng Luo/Jia Xiao advanced without stepping on court. Another qualifying pair, Junjie Guo/Luo Jiaxin have an opportunity to spring a surprise when they meet Chinese compatriots and top seeds, Xu Chen/Ma Jin, in the first round.
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