Liu Ying can’t seem to shake off injury woes


Goh Liu Ying in action during the first round of the Malaysian Open in Kuching. - ZULAZHAR SHEBLEE / THE STAR

KUCHING: Goh Liu Ying’s (pic) injury woes continue.

On Wednesday, Liu Ying showed she was troubled by a right hand injury as she and Chan Peng Soon crashed out in the mixed doubles first round of the Malaysian Open at the Stadium Perpaduan in Petra Jaya.

World No. 6 Liu Ying-Peng Soon, the runners-up at last month’s All-England, lost 18-21, 21-19, 17-21 to Indonesians Edi Subaktiar-Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja. Just a week ago, they were straight-games winners over the unseeded Indonesians at the Indian Open.

Liu Ying, who underwent operations on both her knees in 2015, apologised to Peng Soon and the Malaysian fans for playing below par.

“I picked up the hand injury at the Indian Open. We were in two minds whether to play here. But we decided to go ahead as we didn’t want to disappoint the home fans,” said Liu Ying.

“I was in bad shape. Peng Soon tried to cover for me as much as possible but it didn’t work. I need to get treatment. I’m sorry,” she added.

With Liu Ying-Peng Soon out, Malaysia’s challenge in the mixed doubles is over. World No. 9 Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing and Hoo Pang Ron-Peck Yen Wei also lost in the first round.

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