The pair will face Gabriela Stoeva-Stefani Stoeva after their 10-21, 21-14, 21-16 win over Chow Mei Kuan-Lee Meng Yean. FMTNews
The pair will face Gabriela Stoeva-Stefani Stoeva after their 10-21, 21-14, 21-16 win over Chow Mei Kuan-Lee Meng Yean.
-March 6, 2021 11:40 PMKUALA LUMPUR: Upcoming women’s doubles pair Pearly Tan-M Thinaah yet again proved to be a stunner when they upset the seniors in the national team, Chow Mei Kuan-Lee Meng Yean to become the country’s sole survivors to march into the 2021 Swiss Open finals.
In the semifinals played at the St Jakobshalle, Basel today, the world No 30 bounced from a set down to overcome the world No 10 and tournament’s second seed, Mei Kuan-Meng Yean 10-21, 21-14, 21-16 in a battle that lasted more than an hour, according to the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on their website.
In the last battle for their maiden major tournament title, Pearly-Thinaah will be facing Stoeva sisters, Gabriela-Stefani of Bulgaria, who defeated top seed Jongkolphan Kititharakul-Rawinda Prajongjai 21-16, 21-14.Meanwhile, the nation’s top men’s singles player Lee Zii Jia faced another setback after being shown the exit by eighth seed Kunlavut Vitidsarn of Thailand 18-21, 10-21. headtopics.com
Malaysia’s campaign in the mixed doubles category also came to an end with Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing being ousted by Thom Gicquel-Delphine Delrue of France 19-21, 10-21.Favourites in the men’s doubles category, Aaron Chia-Soh Woi Yik also lost 13-21, 21-13, 16-21 to unseeded Germans Mark Lamsfuss-Marvin Seidel.Read more: Free Malaysia Today »