The Jalur Gemilang is flying high in the USD150,000 US Open in Fullerton, California as the women’s doubles Vivian Hoo-Chow Mei Kuan and the mixed doubles of Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying won their second-round matches to reach the quarter-finals.
Commonwealth Games champion Vivian-Mei Kuan upset third seeds Emile Lefel-Anne Tran of France 21-17, 21-11 in 31 minutes to advance. For a place in the semi-finals, the Malaysian pair will face homesters Eva Lee-Paula Lynn Obanana – 21-18, 15-21, 21-17 winners over compatriots Hong Jing Yu-Zhang Beiwen in 57minutes.
Fifth seeds Peng Soon-Liu Ying, the Olympic silver medallist, made the last eight with another convincing win over another Korean pair Kim Jae-hwan-Kim So-yeong in straight games 21-14, 21-15
Their next opponents are England’s Gregory Mairs-Jenny Moore who stopped local hopes Chan Kwong Beng-Jenna Gozali 21-17, 21-19. – BY RIZAL ABDULLAH