Saina Nehwal

# Chong Wei to face meet Jorgensen for a place in the semis

# V Shem-Wee Kiong, Kien Keat-Boon Heong fall in men’s doubles

# Jing Yi goes out fighting against top seed and defending champion Saina Nehwal


In a repeat of last month’s French Open final Malaysia’s Datuk Lee Chong Wei came off winner again against Taiwan’s Chou Tien Chen to advance to the quarter-finals in the USD700,000 Thaihot China Open Superseries Premier in Fuzhou City on Thursday.

However, this time around the Malaysian had a much tougher game against the world No 7 ranked player before prevailing 21-9, 15-21, 21-12 in a 64 minute second round match at the Haixia Olympic Sports Center.

In the French Open final Chong Wei won 21-13, 21-18 and has since moved up to No 9 in the world rankings.

In Friday’s quarter-finals the former World No 1 will take on World No 2 Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark and the semi-finals beckons the Malaysian who goes into the match with a 13-1 advantage in the head to head count.

The only time the lanky Dane won was in 2009 in the China Super Series when Jorgensen triumphed 21-6, 13-21, 21-17.

On Thursday, Jorgensen had a tough second round match against Chinese qualifier Guo Kai before winning 21-19, 21-19 in 39 minutes.

While Chong Wei celebrated it was not the same with Malaysia’s top woman shuttler Tee Jing Yi who just could give that extra against top seed and defending champion Saina Nehwal of India.

Jing Yi went out fighting in her 21-10, 19-21, 21-19 defeat to the Indian after a 55 minute battle.

Joining Chong Wei in the quarter-finals is women’s doubles pair of Amelia Alicia Anscelly-Soong Fie Cho. The SEA Games champions stormed past Koreans Jung Kyung-eun-Shin Seung-chan in straight sets 21-18, 21-19 in 42 minutes.

It is left to be seen if the Malaysian pair can upset top seeds Misaki Matsutomo-Ayaka Takahashi of Japan. The Japanese came back from a set down to beat Chae Yoo-jung-Kim So-yeong of Korea 14-21, 21-11, 21-5.

There was disappointment for Malaysia when top doubles pair of Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong could not maintain their momentum after the winning first set 21-17 against fourth seeds Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen of Denmark who the next two sets 21-16, 21-12 in 61 minutes.

Earlier the independent pair of Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong were bundled out by Japan’s Hirokatsu Hashimoto-Noriyasu Hirata in straight sets 21-12, 22-20.


Second Round Results (Selected)

Men’s Singles

Datuk Lee Chong Wei (Mas) beat Chou Tien Chen (Tpe) 21-9, 15-21, 21-12

Chen Long (Chn) beat Hsu Jen Hao (Tpe) 21-5, 21-8

Viktor Axelsen (Den) beat Vincent Wong Wing Ki (Hkg) 21-14, 19-21, 21-19

Son Wan-ho (Kor) beat Kento Momota (Jpn) 21-19, 21-16

Jan O Jorgensen (Den) beat Guo Kai (Chn) 21-19, 21-19

Lin Dan (Chn) beat Brice Leverdez (Fra) 21-6, 21-10

Hu Yun (Hkg) beat Boonsak Ponsana (Tha) 13-21, 21-19, 21-9


Men’s Doubles

Hirokatsu Hashimotot-Noriyasu Hirata (Jpn) beat Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong (Mas) 21-12, 22-20

Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen (Den) beat Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong (Mas) 17-21, 21-16, 21-12


Women’s Singles

Saina Nehwal (Ind) beat Tee Jing Yi (Mas) 21-10, 19-21, 21-19

Carolina Marin (Spn) beat Michelle Li (Can) 21-9, 21-12

Nozomi Okuhara (Jpn) beat Chen Xiaoxin (Chn) 21-16, 21-7


Women’s Doubles

Amelia Alicia Anscelly-Soong Fie Cho (Mas) beat Jung Kyung-eun-Shin Seung-chan (Kor) 21-18, 21-19

Misaki Matsutomo-Ayaka Takahashi (Jpn) beat Chae Yoo-jung-Kim So-yeong (Kor) 14-21, 21-11, 21-5

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