Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei

# Vivian Hoo-Khe Wei fall in the semis in the women’s doubles


They are in the final and their first title this year beckons for Malaysia’s top mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying when they marched into the final in the USD120,000 Princess Sirivannavari Thailand Masters Grand Prix Gold in Bangkok on Friday.

The Malaysians scored an impressive 21-18, 21-14 win over Thailand’s Bodin Issara-Savitree Amitrapai in the semi-finals which lasted 42 minutes.

They will face China’s reigning world junior champions Zheng Siwei-Chen Qingchen in the final for the titlle and the USD9,480 prize money that comes with it.

The mixed doubles pair are the only Malaysians still left standing in the tournament which saw the exit of Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei in the semifinals. The Commonwealth Games champions were beaten 11-21, 11-21 by China’s Tang Yuangting-Yu Yang.

The consolation for Vivian Hoo-Khe Wei is the USD1,680 they will take home for their efforts in Bangkok.

The men’s singles final will be between top seed Lee Hyun-Il of South Korea and Hong Kong’s Hu Yun. Hu Yun, seeded third, prevented an all-Korea final when he upset second seed Son Wan-ho – coming back from a set down to win 11-21, 24-22, 21-16 in a 69 minute battle.


RESULTS (Semi-finals)


Hu Yun (Hkg) beat Son Wan-ho (Kor) 11-21, 24-22, 21-16

Lee Hyun-Il (Kor) beat Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk (Tha) 21-11, 21-11



Mohammad Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan (Ina) beat Ko Sung-hyun-Shin Baek=cheol 21-15, 13-21, 21-18

Kim Gi-jung-Kim Sa-rang (Kor) beat Huang Kaixiang-Zheng Siwei (Chn)21-19, 21-15



Tang Yuanting=Yu Yang (Chn) beat Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei (Mas) 21-11, 21-11

Tiang Qing-Zhao Yunlei (Chn) beat Jung Kyung-eun-Shin Baek-cheol (Kor) 21-10, 21-17



Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying (Mas) beat Bodin Issara-Savitree Amitrapai (Tha) 21-18, 21-14

Zheng Siwei-Chen Qingchen (Chn) beat Reginald Lee Chun Hei-Chau Hoi Wah (Hkg) 21-15, 21-11

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