Liu Ying urged to fight

New Straits Times - - Sport -

CHAN Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying pro­duced an­other fine per­for­mance to march into the quar­ter­fi­nals of the In­dia Open yes­ter­day.

The Malaysian mixed dou­bles, who came mighty close to win­ning the All Eng­land ear­lier this month, saw off In­done­sia’s Edi Subak­tiar-Glo­ria Emanuelle Wid­jaja 21-11, 21-19 in the sec­ond round at the Siri Fort In­door Sta­dium in New Delhi.

Just a day ago, Liu Ying had com­plained of her knee in­jury, and how it seems to be af­fect­ing her de­spite in­ten­sive treat­ment and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion.

Peng Soon, how­ever, does not want his part­ner to dwell on the fact, but rather use it as mo­ti­va­tion to do bet­ter on court.

“Our match to­day (yes­ter­day) was not re­ally easy. We had taken con­trol in the first game and that was good but our op­po­nents switched their plan in the sec­ond game and we got caught early on.

“Thank­fully, we got back and made sure we won it in the end.

“As for Liu Ying’s in­jury, I don’t want to talk much about it. As ath­letes, we are all car­ry­ing in­juries in one way or an­other.

“Some­times I think it’s not right to keep talk­ing about it. Why would you want your op­po­nent or any­body to know of your weak­ness. I think it’s bet­ter to use it and fight hard,” said Peng Soon when con­tacted.

The 2016 Rio Olympic Games sil­ver medal­lists will play the win­ners of the late sec­ond round match be­tween South Korea’s Kim Gi Jung-Shin Se­ung Chan and Den­mark’s Mathias Chris­tiansen-Sara Thyge­sen, to­day for a place in the semi-fi­nals.

Men’s dou­bles Goh V ShemTan Wee Kiong, were also in ac­tion yes­ter­day. They played the mixed com­bi­na­tion of In­done­sia’s Hen­dra Se­ti­awan and Malaysia’s Tan Boon Heong. Fabian Peter

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