Singles shuttler Thinaah out to make it in the doubles

KUALA LUMPUR: National women’s singles shuttler M. Thinaah (pic) is going to give the doubles a go.

The 21-year-old has struggled this year with first-round exits at the Vietnam International Challenge, Laos International Series and a qualifying round defeat at the Thailand Masters.

And national head coaches Datuk Tey Seu Bock (women’s singles) and Rosman Razak (women’s doubles) have decided to give her a one-month trial in the doubles starting this week.

Thinaah has had some success in the doubles.

At the Malaysian International Series last year, she paired up with Payee Lim Peiy Yee and unexpectedly won the title. In her singles event, she only made it to the quarter-finals.“Playing singles has been a bit difficult for me lately,” said Thinaah.

“Of course doubles will also be tough but at least I can give it another try to see how it goes.”

“I have some experience playing doubles so it’s not totally new for me. I didn’t think much of it after winning the Series but now that I look back on it maybe there is a chance to go far in doubles.”

And she has been receiving help from Lim Chiew Sien, who made a similar move three years ago.

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