Quarterfinals set at 2018 YONEX U.S. Open; Zhang leads way for U.S.

June 14, 2018, 10:30 p.m. (ET)

Beiwen Zhang

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After a wild day of upsets on Wednesday, Thursday went relatively as expected at the 2018 YONEX U.S. Open. 

WOMEN’S SINGLES: AS EXPECTED


The one draw that appears to be headed the way everyone expected is the women’s singles. American Beiwen Zhang, the top seed in the tournament, defeated Zhang Yiman of China, 21-14, 21-17, to advance to the quarterfinals. Joining Zhang are six of the top-eight seeds, including No. 3 Michelle Li of Canada and last year’s U.S. Open Champion and No. 4 seed Aya Ohori. Additionally, Li Xuerui, former world No. 1, advanced to the quarterfinals. 

 


 

WOMEN’s DOUBLES: LEE AND OBANANA ADVANCE


2016 Rio Olympians Eva Lee and Paula Lynn Obanana defeated the other remaining American duo of Beiwen Zhang and Jing Yu Hong to advance to the quarterfinals of women’s doubles. It was the first true match of the tournament for Lee and Obanana, who moved to the round of 16 via a walkover.

MIXED AND MEN’S DOUBLES: MARCUS ELLIS ROLLS


England’s Marcus Ellis part of the top tandems in both men’s doubles (with Chris Langridge) and mixed doubles (with Lauren Smith). Together, Ellis and Langridge won the bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics and now have won two matches in straight sets without surrendering more than 12 points in a game.

Additionally in mixed doubles, 2016 Rio Olympics silver medalists Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying defeated Jae Hwan Kim and Kim So Yeong of Korea, 21-14, 21-15.

Mixed doubles, much like women’s singles, has six of the eight top seeds remaining. 

MEN’S SINGLES: IF THE SLIPPER FITS


Lee Dong Keun continues his storybook tournament with a victory over Misha Zilberman of Isreal, 21-16, 21-17. Lee beat Lin Dan in the opening round of the tournament. Xiaodong Sheng of Canada is also continuing a Cinderella story as he advanced to the quarterfinals after coming through the qualifying rounds. Sheng beat Croatian Zvonimir Durkinjak, 21-19, 21-13 in the round of 16.

 

RESULTS AND SCHEDULES

For Thursday's full results, CLICK HERE.

For Fridiay's schedule, CLICK HERE.