Wang and Intanon through in New Zealand

Top seeds Tzu Wei Wang and Ratchanok Intanon advanced to the third and seconds rounds respectively of the SKYCITY New Zealand Open on Wednesday.

Wang, the top men's seed, survived a tough second game to defeat Pratul Joshi of India 21-12, 24-22 on the courts of the North Shore Events Centre in Auckland. 

Elsewhere in the men's draw, fourth seed Prannoy H.S battled past Firman Abdul Kholik 23-12, 21-18 and sixth seed Hsu Jen Hao beat Malaysia's Lee Zii Jia 21-18, 19-21, 21-16 in a thrilling affair.

In the women's draw, top seed Intanon of Thailand defeated Jesica Muljati 21-17, 21-13 while second seed Fitriani Fitriani eased past local hopeful Tiffany Ho 21-4, 21-14 

There was an upset when Chinese Taipei's Pai Yu Po came back from a game down to defeat Yong Ying Lee 17-21, 21-13, 23-21.