Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong

# Malaysia’s campaign in the Singapore Open comes to an end with defeat of V Shem-Wee Kiong

# Malaysian No 1 pair blown away by Koreans yong-dae-Yeon-seong

# Inconsistent V Shem-Wee Kiong go out tamely to the top seeds


The writing is on the wall – their inconsistent performance is a cause for concern for Malaysia’s top men’s doubles pair Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong as they fell to the crack Korean pair Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong in the second round in the Singapore SuperSeries on Thursday.

The Koreans won 21-14, 21-13 in 30 minutes. It was the second straight defeat to the Koreans for the Malaysian Olympic hopefuls after losing to Yong-dae-Yeon-seong at the same stage in the Malaysia Open Superseries Premier in Shah Alam last week.

In the men’s singles Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen was beaten 14-21, 21-12, 21-7 by South Korean veteran Son Wan-ho who will meet Hong Kong’s Angus Ng Ka Long in the quarter-finals. Ka Long beat Germany’s Marc Zwiebler 21-15, 23-21.

Another Denmark hope Hans Kristian Vittinghus went down 21-14, 21-16 to Indonesia’s Tommy Sugiarto in the second round. In the quarter-finals Tommy will face China’s Wang Zhengming a 16-21, 21-11, 21-16 winner over Korea’s Lee Dong Keun.

Top seed Chen Long of China came back from a set down as he struggled to a 17-21, 21-18, 21-9 win over Thai veteran Boonsak Ponsana in a 71 minute battle compatriot and second seed Lin Dan moved into the quarter-finals after a 21-13, 21-7 win over Indonesian youngster Christie Jonatan.

In the quarter-finals Chen Long will face Ka Long while Sugiarto will take on Zhengming.

Indonesian qualifier Sony Dwi Kuncoro of Indonesia is enjoying a good run in Singapore when he marched into the quarter-finals after defeating Japan’s Sho Sasaki 11-21, 21-14, 21-14. 

In the women’s singles All England champion and second seeded Nozomi Okuhara of Japan failed to advance to the quarter-finals after a 16-21, 11-21 defeat to China’s Sun Yu.

Eighth seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan advanced to the quarter-finals after knocking out Canada’s Michelle Li with a 21-12, 19-21, 21-8 win.

Thailand’s Porntip Buranaprasertsuk pulled off an upset when she dumped China’s former world No 1 and fifth seed Wang Yihan with a 9-21, 24-22, 21-17 win in 57 minutes.

India’s hope P.V. Sindhu is also out after she lost to China’s He Binjiao 11-21, 21-14, 21-14 in 55 minutes.

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