MYANMAR badminton icon Thet Htar Thuzar defeated India’s Samiya Imad Farooqui yesterday in the quarterfinal match of the women’s singles, held at Court I of the National Badminton Stadium in Yangon.
With the win, Thet Htar Thuzar has secured a place in the semifinals, where the world No. 73 ranked player will face Indonesia’s Maharani Sekar Batari, whose world ranking is 290. Samiya Imad Farooqui is ranked 581.
In yesterday’s match, in spite of the gap in ranking, Thet Htar Thuzar made an all-out effort to get a win. She managed to beat Samiya Imad Farooqui 21-13, 13-21, and 21-16.
Maharani Sekar Batari defeated Yu Chieh of Taiwan in the Round of 32 event by 25-23 and 21-28, and she beat Gayatri Gopichand Pullela of India by 21-10 and 21-13 in the Round of 16 event, and Benyapa Aimsaard of Thailand in the quarterfinal by 18-21, 21-13, and 22-20.
The match between Thet Htar Thuzar and Maharani Sekar Batari will start at 1.30 p.m. Myanmar Standard Time at the National Badminton Stadium. It will be broadcast live on Skynet Channel and will be streamed on Get Ride Myanmar’s Facebook page.