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Monday August 19, 2013 MYT 6:51:00 PM
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by rajes paul
Women's doubles pair Woon Khe Wei-Vivian Hoo broke into the world top 20 in recent months.
KUALA LUMPUR: The season of experiments and exposure for national women’s doubles players has ended with promising performances at the World Championships in Guangzhou recently.
And now, national doubles coach Rosman Razak wants them to step up their game.
In Guangzhou, the national No. 1 pair Woon Khe Wei-Vivian Hoo were the top performers when they reached the quarter-finals before going down fighting to South Koreans Eom Hye-won-Jang Ye-na.
Debutants Amelia Anscelly-Soong Fie Cho also served up an inspiring show before losing to fancied Indonesian pair Pia Zebadiah Bernadeth-Rizki Amelia Pradipta in the second round.
Two other pairs - Goh Liu Ying-Lim Yin Loo and the Ng sisters Hui Lin-Hui Ern also showed plenty of spunk en route to their second round defeats.
Rosman said that the World Championships was a good platform to test the true character of his players on court - especially first-timers Khe Wei-Vivian and Amelia-Fie Cho.
“Overall, it has been a good experience for the women’s doubles shuttlers at the world meet. I believe that all of them gained a lot of self-confidence and it is my job now to help them build on from here,” said Rosman.
“It is no longer about participating; they must now go into every tournament with the hope of winning and upsetting one or two top pairs. I believe that women’s doubles are on the right track.”
Rosman took over the women’s doubles department just a year ago and over the past months, he has done well to help Vivian-Khe Wei break into the top 20 standing in the world.
Amelia and Fie Cho, who were recruited to join the national team from the Sabah state programme last year, have also shown good progress in their game. The other pair under his charge are Chow Mei Kuan-Lee Meng Yean.
“With Liu Ying’s decision to just fcous on the mixed doubles, I will find a new partner for Yin Loo. Yin Loo has also shown improvement in her game. We have a small pool of players but I am waiting for several new faces to emerge from the sports school in Bukit Jalil (BJSS),” he said.
“Currently, I have a good assistant - (former international) Chin Eei Hui and I have a bunch of women players who are hungry for success. If they continue to show commitment in training, we can go far,” added Rosman.
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