KUALA LUMPUR, June 28 (Bernama) -- The Malaysian badminton squad's challenge in the Australian Open Super Series 2014 ended with doubles pair Hoon Thien How/Tan Boon Heong's loss in the sem-finals at the Sydney Sports Centre.
Hoon/Tan who put up an energetic and consistent display during the championship were, however, tamed by the South Korean pair of Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong, losing 14-21 and 16-21.
In the quarter-final, the Malaysian pair were given a stiff fight by China's Cai Yun/Kai Lu before winning 23-21 and 21-16 in 47 minutes.
The Korean world number two pair progressed after defeating another Malaysian pair Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, 21-15 and 24-22, in another quarter-final match.
The Australian Open Super Series, held from June 24 to 29, offers a total prize money of US$750,000.....