: The fourth-seeded Vishnu Vardhan defeated Chayanon Kaewsuto of Thailand 6-4, 6-2 in the pre-quarterfinals of the $120,000 Asian tennis championship in Bangkok on Wednesday.

In the quarterfinals, Vishnu will play Hsien Yin Peng of Chinese Taipei, who had perspired his way past the sixth-seeded Sarvar Ikramov of Uzbekistan 6-7(3), 6-2, 6-3. In the women’s pre-quarterfinals, the third-seeded Chin-Wei Chan of Chinese Taipei outplayed Nidhi Chilumula 6-2, 6-1.

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