Peng Soon-Yee See con­tinue great run

New Straits Times - - Sport -

MALAYSIAN mixed dou­bles Chan Peng Soon-Cheah Yee See con­tin­ued their im­pres­sive run when they reached their maiden Su­per Se­ries semi-fi­nal at the Korea Open yes­ter­day.

In the quar­ter-finals, Peng Soon-Yee See saw off South Korea’s Seo Se­ung Jae-Kim Ha Na 13-21, 21-10, 21-18.

On Thurs­day, the Malaysian duo, who were only paired in May, up­set sec­ond seeds Chris and Gabrielle Ad­cock of Eng­land in the sec­ond round.

“It’s def­i­nitely a great win for us be­cause we had never ex­pected to come this far in the com­pe­ti­tion.

“We did not play well in the first game but thank­fully we man­aged to com­pose our­selves and play a much bet­ter game in the sec­ond and de­cid­ing game,” said Peng Soon when con­tacted in Seoul.

“Hope­fully we get to play well again in the semi-finals and reach the last stage.”

The Malaysians, who bagged the Rus­sian Open ti­tle in June, will face the win­ners of the match be­tween China’s Wang Yi­lyu-Huang Dong­ping and Ja­pan’s Yuki Kaneko-Ko­haru Yonemoto next in the last four stage today.

Peng Soon added that both pairs have got their unique style of play and it would be a tough match re­gard­less of who they face.

“To me, any pair that can come this far are equally strong. Of course the China duo are favourites to win, but we will fo­cus more on our own prepa­ra­tion and be ready to face any­body.”

An­other Malaysian pair, Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai Jemie, went down 18-21, 21-13, 21-18 to Ger­many’s Mar­vin Emil Sei­delLinda Efler in the quar­ter-finals. Helmi Talkah

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