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Chen Long defeats Zii Jia, Advances to 2nd round

CHANGZHOU, China – China’s Olympic champion Chen Long defeated Malaysia’s Lee Zii Jia 21-16, 12-21, 23-21 on the men’s singles of the 2019 BWF China Open badminton tournament.

The reigning Olympic champion fought hard against the Malaysian world No. 13 after losing the first set but managed to rally back six consecutive points in the second set that became the decider for the match.

Chen will now face a second round tie against Chinese Taipei’s Wang Tzu Wei.

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