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Chloe Magee into last 16 at All-England

Updated: Wednesday, 05 Mar 2014 17:27 | Comments

Chloe Magee beat an Indian and Russian to reach main draw
Chloe Magee beat an Indian and Russian to reach main draw

Ireland's top badminton player Chloe Magee is into the last 16 at the Yonex All-England Badminton Championships in Birmingham.

The seven-time national champion, from County Donegal and world ranked 44, defeated Taipei's Ya Ching Hsu 22-20, 21-16.

Magee (25) had already won two matches in qualifying on Tuesday.

Magee won a tight encounter with India’s Saili Rane 23-21, 22-20 before having to come from behind to beat Russian Natalia Perminova 13-21, 21-17, 21-11.

The Donegal 25-year-old will now face China’s Hsu Ya-Ching in the main draw which includes the world’s best 28 singles players.

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