TOP women’s doubles shuttler Vivian Hoo Kah Mun, who has pulled out of the Maybank Malaysia Open Superseries which begins next week, is more concerned about her partner Woon Khe Wei’s left ankle injury which has kept the pair out of all tournaments since the India Open Grand Prix Gold last month.
Vivian admitted that she is a little sad as the pair had also pulled out of the Korea Open Superseries Premier which started today with the qualifiers, but it is something beyond their control.
“There is no one to be blamed but for now let’s hope she fully recovers first,” she said.
Khe Wei, who is said to have been struggling with her left ankle since last year’s Malaysia Open in January, continued playing but had to stop when the injury got worse last month.
The 24-year-old is currently undergoing rehabilitation at the National Sports Council (NSC) in Bukit Jalil, and is expected to resume training with her BAM teammates next month.
“I am not sure which tournament we will play next, but if all goes well, hopefully we will be ready for the German Grand Prix Gold (Feb 26-March 3) or the All-England Superseries Premier (March 5-10),” Vivian added.
Vivian also said that for the time being, she would focus more on developing her game and continue training with the rest of the shuttlers, which includes guiding some of the junior shuttlers.
The Maybank Malaysia Open Superseries from Jan 15-20 will see four national women’s doubles pair competing in the main draw – Shevon Lai Jemie-Marylen Ng Poau Leng, Amelia Alicia Anschelly-Soong Fie Cho, Lim Yin Loo-Goh Liu Ying and Bukit Jalil Sports School’s Cheah Yee See-Chin Kah Mun.