International Tournaments

FRENCH OPEN: KIAN MENG-PEI JING STORM INTO QUARTERS

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Mixed doubles pair Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing kept the Malaysian flag flying at the French Open by qualifying to the quarterfinal stage.

Malaysia’s third ranked pair exacted revenge on Indonesia's Rinov Rinaldy-Pitha Mentari by bouncing back from a set down to win 9-21 21-18 22-20 in a 61-minute battle.

Men’s doubles, Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik were defeated in a nail-biting encounter against Denmark's world No. 8 Kim Astrup-Anders Rasmussen 19-21 21-13 21-23.

In the women’s doubles, Chow Mei Kuan-Lee Meng Yean’s valiant form came to a stop against Chinese Taipei's Hsu Ya Ching-Hu Ling Fang 16-21 23-21 21-23 while Vivian Hoo-Yap Cheng Wen lost to world No. 3, Chen Qing Chen-Jia Yi Fan 11-21 12-21 of China.

PHOTO CREDIT: Badmintonphoto