30 May 2020, Saturday | 04:50am

M'sian mixed doubles pair pull off big upset to advance in tourney



KUALA LUMPUR: Man Wei Chong and Pearly Tan Koong Le pulled off the biggest upset of the Perodua Malaysian Masters on Wednesday (Jan 8) when they stunned world No. 5 Praveen Jordan-Melati Daeva Oktavianti of Indonesia in the first round.

Wei Chong-Pearly, the world No. 89, whipped SEA Games champions Praveen-Melati 21-18,21-13 in just 27 minutes at the Axiata Arena in Bukit Jalil.

They will be aiming to upset another top Indonesian pair Hafiz Faizal-Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja, the world No. 9, in the last 16 on Thursday (Jan 9).

It was a double joy for Pearly as the 19-year-old had also made it to the second round of the women's doubles competition with partner M. Thinaah.


The duo defeated teammates Anna Cheong-Lim Chiew Sien 21-15,21-10.



Source: The Star

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