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In their element Peng Soon-Liu Ying pull off sensational upset in Japan


In fine fettle: Chan Peng Soon (right) and Goh Liu Ying ousted Indonesian pair Praveen Jordan-Melati Daeva  yesterday to reach the semi-finals of the Japan Open.

In fine fettle: Chan Peng Soon (right) and Goh Liu Ying ousted Indonesian pair Praveen Jordan-Melati Daeva yesterday to reach the semi-finals of the Japan Open.

PETALING JAYA: Malaysian badminton pair Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying showed Japan is their happy hunting ground when they pulled off a sensational upset to reach the mixed doubles semi-finals at the Japan Open in Tokyo.

The world No. 8 battled for 68 minutes to beat Praveen Jordan-Melati Daeva Oktavianti of Indonesia 21-19, 20-22, 21-17 in the quarter-finals. It was their first-ever win over the Indonesians in three meetings.

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