Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong In All England Quarter Finals
Last update: 10/03/2017
KUALA LUMPUR, March 10 (Bernama) -- Malaysia's top doubles duo Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong followed in the footsteps of Datuk Lee Chong Wei to make it to the quarter finals in the All England Championships 2017 in Birmingham.
The world number one pair took only 28 minutes to stave off the challenge from China's Liu Xiaolong/Xu Chen 21-12, 21-16 in the second round held early today.
They will face sixth seed Li Junhui/Liu Yu Chen from China who defeated Thailand's Bodin Isara/Nipitphon Phuangphuatpet 21-18, 21-18.
Malaysia's top mixed doubles duo Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying also earned a slot in the quarter finals albeit with stiff competition from China's Zhang Nan/Li Yinhui 9-21, 23-21, 21-17.
Ranked world number six, the pair overcame their opponents after more than one hour in the second round.
They are scheduled to face Wang Yilyu/Huang Dongping from China who stunned compatriots and top seed Zheng Siweng/Chen Qingchen with a 24-22, 21-15 upset.
Meanwhile, Malaysia's other mixed doubles pair of Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing lost their bid for a place in the quarter finals after losing to newcomers Yoo Yeon Seong/Kim Ha Na from South Korea, 15-21; 9-21.
Also failing to advance were national women's doubles duo Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei who were forced into a rubber game by South Korea's Jung Kyung Eun/Shin Seung Chan.
Vivian/Khe Wei displayed confidence in the first set winning 21-17, but could not sustain in the second and third sets losing 12-21, 17-21.