Two M’sian mixed doubles pairs enter China Open semi-finals

KUALA LUMPUR — Two Malaysian mixed doubles pairs have stormed into the semi-finals of the 2023 China Open badminton tournament at the Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium in Changzhou.

In today’s quarter-finals, Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) pair Chen Tang Jie-Toh Ee Wei defeated Taiwan’s Ye Hong Wei-Lee Chia Hsin 21-15, 13-21, 21-16 in 55 minutes.

Tang Jie-Ee Wei, the 2023 Taiwan Open champions, will play eighth seeds Thom Gicquel-Delphine Delrue of France in the semi-finals of the Super 1000 tournament tomorrow.

They will be accompanied by fellow Malaysians Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing, who upset fourth seeds Dechapol Puavaranukroh-Sapsiree Taerattanachai of Thailand 21-18, 21-19 in another quarter-final match.

Kian Meng-Pei Jing, the world number 23, will meet South Korea’s newly crowned world champions and fifth seeds Seo Seung Jae-Chae Yu Jung in the semi-finals tomorrow. — BERNAMA