Team Malaysia have been enjoying a fairly successful run in the Crown Group Australian Open that is ongoing in Sydney.
Mixed doubles pair Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing sunk 2017 Indonesian Open champions Tontowi Ahmad – Lilyana Natsir in two straight sets, 21-17, 21-16.
Another mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon-Cheah Yee See also advanced into the next round after defeating Japan’s Takuro Hoki – Sayaka Hirota.
The Malaysian pair lost the first set 14-21, but bounced back in the second and third set 21-19, 21-14 to clinch their victory.
However, Japan’s Yuki Kaneko Takuto Inoue proved too good for Malaysia’s Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong.
The Japanese duo succumbed 16-21 in the first set, but retaliated strong in the second and third set as they outclassed Malaysia 21-13, 21-13.
The Crown Group Australian Open is ongoing from 20th until 25th of June in Sydney. Shuttlers from all over the world are competing for the prize money of USD 750,000.
More to come…