Vu Thi Trang is the only Vietnamese representative left in the Badminton Asia Championships in China.
She entered the second round of the women’s singles event after defeating Fitriani of Indonesia 21-13, 21-18 in 38 minutes on April 26 at the Wuhan Sports Center Gynasium.
It is the second time that Trang has defeated Fitriani.
She beat her rival 21-19, 16-21, 21-16 at the Ciputra Hanoi-Yonex Sunrise Vietnam International Challenge two years ago.
She will next play No 1 seed Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the second round.
It will be a tough match for the Vietnamese who is the world No 38 while Tai is the world top player.
On April 26, Tai needed only 24 minutes to beat Vietnamese Nguyen Thuy Linh 21-10, 21-8.
In other events, Nguyen Tien Minh was defeated 16-21, 9-21 by No 3 seed Son Wan Ho from the Republic of Korea in the men’s singles.
Earlier, Pham Hong Nam/Le Thu Huyen and Do Tuan Duc/Pham Nhu Thao lost in the mixed doubles category.
Tuan and Nam were trounced in the men’s doubles by Mohammad Ahsan and Rian Agung Saputro of Indonesia 14-21, 15-21, while Nguyen Thi Sen and Trang were beaten 13-21, 16-21 by the Japanese pair of Shiho Tanaka and Koharu Yonemoto./.