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Wednesday January 16, 2013

Maybank Malaysian Open: Chong Wei and Daren off to a blistering start

KUALA LUMPUR: World No.1 Lee Chong Wei faced minimum resistance in his bid for a record ninth Maybank Malaysian Open title, thrashing former world junior champion Viktor Axelsen 21-8, 21-10 in the first round at the Putra Stadium, Bukit Jalil on Wednesday.

The 30-year-old Chong Wei who is bidding to overtake Wong Peng Soon's record of eight titles, will face Thailand's Boonsak Ponsana next.

The Thai ace dropped a game before overcoming Germany's Marc Zwiebler 11-21, 21-8, 21-13.

It was also a good day for French Open champion Liew Daren, who was on top of his game, beating India's Ajay Jayaram 21-15, 21-11. He will face Indonesia's former Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat in the next round.

Four other Malaysians - Chong Wei Feng, Mohd Arif Abdul Latif, Tan Chun Seang and KLRC's Zulfadli Zulkifli, however, were first round casualties.

Chun Seang and Zulfadli were both beaten in three games - by Hong Kong's Hu Yun and England's Rajiv Ouseph respectively, while Wei Feng was crushed 15-21, 8-21 by second seed Kenichi Tago of Japan. Arif lost to Indonesia's Sony Dwi Kuncoro.

In men's doubles, top seeds Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong got off to a flying start by beating Indonesia's Yonathan Suryatama Dasuki-Hendra Gunawan 21-15, 21-15.

Fifth seeds Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong and Goh V Shem-Lim Khim also went through by beating Danish pairs Christian John Skovgaard-Mads Pieler Kolding and Rasmus Bonde-Mads Conrad Petersen respectively.

Professional pair Gan Teik Chai-Ong Soon Hock also went through by beating the Scottish-English combination of Marcus Ellis-Paul Van Rietvelde 15-21, 21-17, 22-20.

The likes of Nelson Heg-Teo Ee Yi, Chooi Kah Ming-Ow Yao Han, Mohd Razif Latif-Vountus Indra Mawan, Low Juan Shen-Tan Yip Jiun and Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif-Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari however fell by the wayside.

In mixed doubles, top seeds Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying survived a massive scare by Thailand's Sudket Prapakamol-Duangnong Aroonkesorn 21-8, 15-21, 23-21.

Tan Aik Quan-Lai Pei Jing also went through by beating Thailand's Thitipong Lapoe-Peeraya Munkitamorn, but Ong JIan Guo-Lim Yin Loo lost to Mads Pieler Kolding-Kamilla Rytter Juhl of Denmark.

Women's singles shuttler Sonia Cheah also made a massive breakthrough by beating Japan's Sayaka Takahashi 15-21, 21-19, 21-18.

The world No.58 Sonia will next face Chinese qualifier Yao Xue for a place in the quarter-finals.

Elder sister Lydia, and Tee Jing Yi, however, failed to clear their first round hurdle, losing to South Korea's Sung Ji-hyun and China's Deng Xuan respectively.

In women's doubles, all eight pairs of Liu Ying-Lim Yin Loo, Shevon Lai Jemie-Marylen Ng, Cheah Yee See-Chin Kah Mun, Erica Khoo-See To Chia Vern, Amelia Alicia Anscelly-Soong Fie Cho, Goh Yea Ching-Peck Yen Wei, Ho Yen Mei-Yap Rui Chen and Joyce Choong-Yap Cheng Wen all crashed out in the first round.

RESULTS FIRST ROUND (Malaysians unless stated)

Men's singles: Lee Chong Wei bt Viktor Axelsen (Den) 21-8, 21-10;Wong Wing Ki (Hkg) bt Vladimir Ivanov (Rus) 21-15, 21-18;Hu Yun (Hkg) bt Tan Chun Seang 18-21, 24-22, 21-16; Sho Sasaki (Jpn) bt Tommy Sugiarto (Ina) 21-11, 21-12; R.M.V Gurusaidutt (Ind) bt Sourabh Varma (Ind) 21-11, 21-14; Boonsak Ponsana (Tha) bt Marc Zwiebler (Ger) 11-21, 21-8, 21-13; Rajiv Ouseph (Eng) bt Zulfadli Zulkifli 23-21, 13-21, 21-13; Taufik Hidayat (Ina) bt Nguyen Tien Minh (Vie) 10-21, 21-7, 21-9; P. Kashyap (Ind) bt Takuma Euda (Jpn) 21-14, 16-21, 21-5. Hans-Kristian Vittinghus (Den) bt Niluka Karunaratne (Srl) 21-9, 21-14; Liew Daren bt Ajay Jayaram (Ind) 21-15, 21-14; Suppanyu Avihingsanon (Tha) bt Wang Zhengming (Chn) 21-16, 21-16; Gao Huan (Chn) bt Alamsyah Yunus (Ina) 21-13, 21-15; Sony Dwi Kuncoro (Ina) bt Mohd Arif Abdul Latif 21-16, 21-18; Jan O Jorgensen (Den) bt Chou Tien-chen (Tpe) 21-14, 21-19.

Men's doubles: Mohd Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan (Ina) bt Mohd Razif Abdul Latif-Vountus Indra Mawan 21-14, 21-14; Kang Ji-wook-Lee Sang-joon (Kor) bt A. Songphon-Sudket Prapakamol (Tha) 21-13, 21-11; Qiu Zihan-Zhang Nan (Chn) bt Low Juan Shen-Tan Yip Jiun 21-8, 24-22; Aprilsasi Putri Lejarsar Variella-Vita Marissa(Ina) bt Amelia Alicia Anscelly-Soong Fie Cho 21-10, 21-13; Angga Pratama-Ryan Agung Saputra (Ina) bt Pranaav Jerry Chopra-Akshay Dewalkar (Ind) 21-12, 21-16; Chris Langridge-Peter Mills (Eng) bt Chooi Kah Ming-Ow Yao Han 17-21, 21-19, 21-19; Ko Sung-hyun-Lee Yong-dae (Kor) bt Michael Fuchs-Oliver Roth (Ger) 21-17, 21-7; Gan Teik Chai-Ong Soon Hock bt Marcus Ellis-Paul van Rietvelde (Eng-Sco) 15-21, 21-17, 22-20. Alven Yulianto-Markis Kido (Ina) bt Nelson Heg Wei Keat-Teo Ee Yi 23-21, 14-21, 21-19; Vladimir Ivanov-Ivan Sozonov (Rus) bt Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif-Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari 19-21, 21-14, 21-16; Hirokatsu Hashimoto-Noriyasu Hirata (Jpn) bt Cho Gun-woo-Kim Dae-eun (Kor) 21-19, 21-17; Patiphat Chalardchaleam-Nipitphon Puangpuapech (Tha) bt Robert Blair-Tan Bin Shen (Sco-Mas) 21-12, 17-10 rtd; Chai Biao-Liu Xiaolong (Chn) bt Kim Ki-jung-Kim Sa-rang (Kor) 21-18, 21-19;Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong br Yonathan Suryatama Dasuki-Hendra Gunawan (Ina) 21-15, 21-15; Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah bt Rasmus Bonde-Mads Conrad-Petersen (Den) 23-21, 16-21, 21-11; Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong br Christian John Skovgaard-Mads Pieler Kolding (Den) 22-20, 21-19; Hiroyuki Endo-Kenichi Hayakawa (Jpn) bt Ingo Kindervater-Johannes Schoettler (Ger) 21-16, 21-8.

Women's singles: Chan Tsz Ka (Hkg) bt Kirsty Gilmour (Sco) 16-21, 21-11, 21-14; Sun Yu (Chn) bt Busanan Ongbumrungpan (Tha) 21-16, 21-13; Chen Jiayuan (Sin) bt Petya Nedelcheva (Bul) 21-14, 21-19; Tine Baun (Den) bt P.V. Sindhu (Ind) 21-16, 18-21, 21-17; Adrianti Firdasari (Ina) bt Ho Yen Mei 21-8, 21-11; Tai Tzu Ying (Mac) bt Chloe Magee (Irl) 21-15, 23-21; Lindaweni Fanetri (Ina) bt Eriko Hirose (Jpn) 21-14, 21-14; Saina Nehwal (Ind) bt Gu Juan (Sin) 21-12, 21-15. Sung Ji-hyun (Kor) bt Lydia Cheah 21-19, 21-18; Yip Pui Yin (Hkg) bt Xing Aiying (Sin) 10-21, 21-15, 21-14; Nozomi Okuhara (Jpn) bt Linda Zetchiri (Bul) 19-21, 21-9, 21-14; Minatsu Mitani (Jpn) bt Porntip BUranaprasertsuk (Tha) 21-17, 21-13; Bae Yeon-ju (Kor) bt Karin Schnaase (Ger) 21-14, 21-9; Yao Xue (Chn) bt Fu Mingtian (Sin) 21-14, 22-20;Sonia Cheah bt Sayaka Takahashi (Jpn) 15-21, 21-19, 21-18.

Women's doubles: Jonanna Goliszewski-Birgit Michels (Ger) bt Cheah Yee See-Chin Kah Mun 21-13, 21-8; Christinna Pedersen-Kamilla Rytter Juhl (Den) bt Shevon Lai Jemie-Marylen Ng Poau Leng 15-21, 21-18, 21-14; Pradnya Gadre-Ashwini Ponnappa (Ind) bt Vanessa Neo Yu Yan-Dellis Yuliana (Sin) 20-22, 21-16, 21-15; Suci Rizky Andini-Della Destiata Haris (Ina) bt Goh Liu Ying-Lim Yin Loo 21-14, 21-15; A. Duanganong-V. Kunchala (Tha) w.o. Erica Khoo Pei Shan-To Chia Vern See; Shinta Mulia Sari-Yao Lei (Sin) bt Goh Yea Ching-Peck Yen Wei 21-12, 21-17; Ma Jin-Tang Jinhua (Chn) bt Lee So-hee-Shin Seung-chan (Kor) 19-21, 21-17, 21-13; Ko A-ra-Yoo Hae-won (Kor) bt Meiliana Jauhari-Greysia Polii (Ina) 13-21, 21-19, 21-18. Poon Lok Yan-Tse Ying Suet (Hkg) bt Cynthia Tuwankotta-Caludia Vogelgsang (Can-Ger) 21-16, 21-9; Heather Olver-Kate Robertshaw (Eng) bt Aparna Balan-Siki Reddy N (Ind) 11-21, 4-3 rtd; Reika Kakiiwa-Miyuki Maeda (Jpn) bt Petya Nedelcheva-Dimitria Popstroikova (Bul) 21-17,21-10; Killie Cooper-Kirsty Gilmour (Sco) bt Ho YenMei-Yap Rui Chen 17-21, 21-17, 21-17; Misaki Matsutomo-Ayaka Takahashi (Jpn) bt Joyce Choong Wai Chi-Yap Cheng Wen 21-8, 21-6;

Mixed doubles: Robert Blair-Jillie Cooper (Sco) bt Shin Baek-choel-Eom Hye-won (Kor) 22-20, 12-21, 21-17; Kang Ji-wook-Lee Sang-joon (Kor) bt A. Songphon-Sudket Prapakamol (Tha) 21-13, 21-11; Anders Kristiansen-Julie Houmann (Den) bt Riky Widianto-Puspita Richi Dili (Ina) 11-21, 22-20, 21-12; Tan Aik Quan-Lai Pei Jing bt Thitipong Lapoe-Peeraya Munkitamorn (Tha) 21-11, 17-21, 21-12; Hirokatsu Hashimoto-Miyuki Maeda (Jpn) bt Kenichi Hayakawa-Misaki Matsutomo (Jpn) 21-17, 13-21, 21-18; Qiu Zihan-Zhao Yunlei (Chn) bt Lee Chun Hei-Chau Hoi Wah (Hkg) 21-17, 12-21, 21-14; Mohd Rijal-Debby Susanto (Ina) bt Chan Yun Lung-Tse Ying Suet (Hkg) 21-18, 21-17; Robert Mateusial-Nadiezda Zieba (Pol) bt Michael Fuchs-Birgit Michels (Ger) 13-21, 21-18, 21-16. Praveen Jordan-Vita Marissa (Ina) bt Tarun Kona-Ashwini Ponnappa (Ind) 22-20, 21-17; Chris Adcock-Gabrille White (Eng) w.o Pranaav Jerry Chopra-Siki Reddy N (Ind); Danny Bawa Chrisnanta-Vanessa Neo Yu Yan (Sin) bt Marcus Ellis-Alyssa Lim (Eng) 21-18, 21-17; Songphon Anugritayawon-V. Kunchala (Tha) bt Terry Yeo Zhao Jiang-Dellis Yuliana (Sin) 21-11, 21-14; Zhang Nan-Tang Jinhua (Chn) bt Chris Langridge-Heather Olver (Eng) 21-17, 21-13; Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying bt Sudket Prapakamol-A. Duanganong (Tha) 21-8, 15-21, 23-21; Mads Pieller Kolding-Kamilla Rytter Juhl (Den) bt Ong Jian Guo-Lim Yin Loo 19-21, 24-22, 24-22; Joachim Fischer Nielsen-Christinna Pedersen (Den) bt Markis Kido-Pia Zebadiah Bernadeth (Ina) 21-17, 24-22; Chayut Triyachart-Yao Lei (Sin) bt Vitalij Durkin-Nina Vislova (Rus) 22-20, 10-21, 21-17.

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