Shuttler Ratchanok in last 8 after win over Tunjung

Shuttler Ratchanok in last 8 after win over Tunjung

Ratchanok Intanon reacts during the match against Gregoria Mariska Tunjung of Indonesia on Thursday. (Reuters photo)
Ratchanok Intanon reacts during the match against Gregoria Mariska Tunjung of Indonesia on Thursday. (Reuters photo)

Ratchanok Intanon beat Indonesian Gregoria Mariska Tunjung 21-12, 21-19 on Thursday to make it to the last eight of the Tokyo Games.

The World No. 6 took 39 minutes to win the contest at the Musashino Forest Sport Plaza in Tokyo that earned a spot in the last eight.

The victory on Thursday gave Ratchanok, nicknamed May, eight consecutive wins over the World No. 23.

She will meet World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan in the next round.

World No.13 Busanan "Cream" Ongbamrungphan ended her quest for a medal on Thursday, losing  15-21, 15-21 to No.8 An Se-Young of South Korea.

The Thai fought for 53 minutes but she could not break the stiff defence and decisiveness of the South Korean. Busanan has failed to take a set in their three encounters.

Her exit left Ratchanok as the only Thai player still in the contest.

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