PETALING JAYA: Goh Jin Wei knows that she has to work on her endurance as it has let her down before.
The 17-year-old struggled in physically demanding matches and the Malaysian Masters last week was a good example.
Then the world No. 43 gave Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand a fight, even taking the first game in the quarter-final.
But when the world No. 5 stepped up the pace, Jin Wei ran out of steam and went down 23-21, 6-21, 10-21.
Although disappointed with the defeat, the former world junior champion is ready to go the extra mile in her third straight competition – the Indonesian Masters in Jakarta.
“Losing to Ratchanok was definitely disappointing. I thought I had a chance to beat her,” admitted Jin Wei, who also competed in the Thailand Masters two weeks earlier.
“But I think I played with the wrong strategy. I spent too much energy in the first game and I couldn’t keep up after that.
“It was a good experience and lesson for me. I know I’m going to keep improving.
“I will have to work on my stamina and physical endurance.
“I do want to see how I perform by competing in three tournaments in a row,” added Jin Wei.
The Penangite certainly started well as she thrashed India’s Sri Krishna Priya Kudaravalli 21-7, 21-9 in the qualifiers yesterday.
The win earned her a meeting with junior rival Gregoria Mariska of Indonesia in the tournament proper.
Besides Jin Wei, mixed pair Chen Tang Jie-Peck Yen Wei also enjoyed a winning start to reach the main draw.
Tang Jie-Yen Wei, who were semi-finalists at the Thailand Masters, defeated homesters Yehezkiel Fritz Mainaky-Lyanny Alessandra Mainaky 21-15, 21-19.
They meet Taiwan’s Wang Chi-lin-Lee Chia-hsin in the tournament proper.
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