KUALA LUMPUR, March 5 (Bernama) -- Two- time All England champion Datuk Lee Chong Wei kicked off his quest for a third title by beating Thailand's Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk 21-15, 21-17 at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, England, Wednesday.
Chong Wei, the world number one and winner of the title in 2010 and 2011, will face another Chong Wei in the second round, Chong Wei Feng who was in superb form to beat Marc Zwiebler of Germany in straight sets 21-18, 21-19, according to the www.bwfbadminton.org//sport website.
However, former National coach Datuk Misbun Sidek's son Misbun Ramdan Misbun failed to advance after losing 15-21, 10-21 to Chou Tien Chen from Taiwan in his first round encounter.
Also moving into the second round were men's doubles pair Hoon Thien How/Tan Wee Kiong who beat Hong Kong's Chan Yun Lung-Lee Chun Hei 19-21, 21-13, 21-4.
Meanwhile, mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon/Lai Pei Jing lost tamely to former Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir from Indonesia, 12-21, 5-21.....