Taipei: Independent men's doubles pair from Malaysia, Hoon Thien How/Lim Khim Wah remained on course in the bid to lift their first international title after they advanced to the Chinese Taipei Grand Prix finals on Saturday. Both Hoon/Tan quit the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) in February this year, and are currently playing for a private badminton club called Sports Affairs Academy.
Odense: Two time world champion Carolina Marin's stunning three-set loss to 20-year-old Indian badminton ace P.V Sindhu in the women’s singles semi-finals on Saturday raised an obvious question: Was that the biggest upset in this year's Denmark Open? And what about the second-round loss by Lee Chong Wei and the quarter-final loss by Lin Dan?
Taipei: Malaysian independent men's doubles pair Hoon Thien How/Lim Khim Wah lived up to their billing on Friday, beating Wannawat Ampunsuwan/Tinn Isriyanate of Thailand in straight sets 21-18, 21-14 to advance to the semi-finals of the Chinese Taipei Grand Prix in 37 minutes.
Taipei: Malaysia's independent men's doubles pair Hoon Thien How/Lim Khim Wah needed only 36 minutes to dispatch Liao Kuan Hao/Lu Chia Pin of Taiwan 21-14, 21-17 on Thursday to advance to the quarter-finals of Chinese Taipei Grand Prix. The Malaysians will take on Wannawat Ampunsuwan/Thatinn Isriyanate of Thailand next for a spot in the semi-final.