KUALA LUMPUR: Youngster Cheah Yee See is hoping for another shot after going through a rollercoaster ride with Chan Peng Soon (pic).
The mixed doubles pair reached the quarter-finals at the Australian Open Superseries two weeks ago but were brought down to earth with a first round defeat at the Taiwan Open Grand Prix Gold last week.
And now the 22-year-old Yee See has been entered for next week’s Russian Open from July 18-23 in Vladivostok.
The back-up shuttler, who has been filling in for an injured Goh Liu Ying, does not want to waste the opportunity to prove herself ahead of the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games.
Yee See is eager to draw as much as experience by playing alongside Peng Soon.
“I’ve learnt so many things partnering Peng Soon in the last two tournaments. I played in my first Superseries with him and the level is definitely higher,” she said.
“I’ve a lot to improve to complement Peng Soon. We are getting better and hopefully, we’ll go far in Russia,” she added.
They are unseeded and are likely to take on second seeds Bastian Kersaudy-Lea Palermo of France in the second round.
“The Russian Open is the last tournament before I compete in the SEA Games. I’ll be happy if we can reach at least the semis my first Games,” added Yee See.
Yee See started training under coach Teh Peng Huat when she was 10 years old in Penang. Peng Huat is also responsible for grooming Lee Chong Wei and Goh Jin Wei.