PETALING JAYA: Independent combination Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi fell at the last hurdle of the Australian Open men’s doubles final in Sydney on Sunday (Nov 20).
Yew Sin-Ee Yi, the world No. 8, were unable to finish their brilliant run with a flourish when they lost 16-21, 20-22 to China’s Liu Yuchen-Ou Xuanyi in 44 minutes.
The Malaysians, who reached the semi-finals of the Denmark Open in Odense last month, were expecting to win their first title of the year but the young Chinese pair proved strong.
It was China’s third title in the tournament as Shi Yuqi triumphed in the men’s singles beating compatriot Lu Guangzu 21-19, 18-21, 21-5 while Zhang Shuxian-Zheng Yu defeated Benyapa Aimsaard-Nuntakarn Aimsaard of Thailand 21-19, 21-13 to clinch the women’s doubles crown
Men’s singles: Shi Yuqi (Chn) bt Lu Guangzu (Chn) 21-19, 18-21, 21-5.
Men’s doubles: Liu Yuchen-Ou Xuanyi (Chn) bt Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi (Mas) 21-16, 22-20.
Women’s singles: An Se-young (Kor) Gregoria Mariska (Ina) 21-17, 21-9.
Women’s doubles: Zhang Shuxian-Zheng Yu (Chn) bt Benyapa Aimsaard-Nuntakarn Aimsaard (Tha) 21-19, 21-13.
Mixed doubles: Seo Seung-jae-Chae Yu-jung (Kor) bt Kim Won-ho-Jeong Na-eun (Kor) 21-9, 21-17.