Putrajaya: The 19-year-old Lee Ying Ying of Malaysia showed all of her battling spirit to come from 10 points down in the decider to battle back against No. 7 seed Pattarasuda Chaiwan of Thailand in their Malaysia International Series quarter-final match on Friday.
No. 1 seed Lee Ying Ying lost the first set 11-21, before winning the second 21-9. The Malaysian produced some exceptional badminton as she rallied from 6-16 in the decider, breaking Chaiwan in the end of third set and holding on to roll past the Thai player 21-18 in the third set.
Lee will take on another Thai player Thamolwan Poopradubsil in the semi-finals.
In men’s singles, No. 4 seed Lee Zii Jia swept past the 2013 Asia Junior Champion Soo Teck Zhi 21-14, 21-12 to set up a semi-final clash with compatriot and No. 14 seed Cheam June Wei.
Tan Jia Wei of Malaysia will face Loh Kean Yew of Singapore in the other men’s singles semi-final clash on Saturday.
The Celcom Axiata Malaysia International Series offer a total prize money of $150,000.