Fourth seed An Se Young was beaten by Denmark’s Line Christophersen, who scored her first win in three matches, 21-16 11-21 21-18.
Momota fell in under half-an-hour to Zhao Jun Peng, 21-8 21-11, who will take on Kantaphon Wangcharoen next. In the same quarter, HS Prannoy, one of the stars of India’s winning Thomas Cup campaign, fell to Malaysia’s Liew Daren 21-17 15-21 21-15.
♦ Fourth seed Chou Tien Chen was beaten by Indonesian veteran Tommy Sugiarto, 22-20 14-21 21-15.
♦ Sim Yu Jin, the heroine of Korea’s Uber Cup triumph on Sunday, continued to impress, as she beat Sayaka Takahashi 21-15 17-21 21-16.
♦ Sixth seed Pusarla V Sindhu had a hard time shaking off USA’s Lauren Lam, 21-19 19-21 21-18.
♦ Pusarla’s compatriot Saina Nehwal however could not progress, as she fell 21-11 15-21 21-17 to Kim Ga Eun.