"I needed to get my range and rhythm and when I did I was okay," said the 11-times English champion after beating Dubianksi 17-21, 21-11, 26- 28, 21-15, 21-11 and Dvorak 18-21, 21-18, 21-18, 21-14. However Douglas will find it extremely difficult to progress further today when he plays the world No 9, Peter Karlsson, of Sweden.
Carl Prean, the national champion, and former world cup winner Chen Xinhua also won twice to reach the last 32 to make it England's best men's singles achievement at the worlds for six years. Prean beat Zoltan Varga, of Hungary, in straight games and recovered from a fourth-game deficit to win 21-17, 12-21, 17-21, 21-15, 21-8 against Qian Qianli, the Chinese- born Austrian.
Chen, beat Chu Kwo Sung of South Korea in straight games and then defended stoutly against the fierce flat hitting of Richard Vyborny of the Czech Republic.Reuse content