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Category: Badminton News Published: 24 June 2009
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 22 (Bernama) -- Badminton fans in Johor are in for a treat.

Four winners from the just-concluded Indonesian Open will showcase their talent at the six-day Yonex-Sunrise Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold 2009 in Johor Baru, beginning tomorrow.

World number one Datuk Lee Chong Wei, Malaysian top women's pair Wong Pei Tty-Chin Ee Hui, India's rising star Saina Nehwal and China's Zheng Bo-Ma Jin, who emerged as champions in their respective event at yesterday's Indonesia Open, have confirmed their entry for the event.

In a statement here Monday, the organiser said that as one of the major tournaments leading up to the World Championships (August 10-16) in Hyderabad, India, the Yonex-Sunrise Malaysia event was the perfect venue for those who had already booked their tickets to India to assert their dominance on their rivals.
Chong Wei, the top seed in the men's singles, is the one most Malaysian fans want to see in action.

Yesterday's win over Taufik Hidayat was Chong Wei's third Super Series title after the Malaysian and Swiss Opens this year.

"A weight has been lifted off the shoulders of Pei Tty-Ee Hui, who finally bagged a title as world's no 1 in the women's doubles, in Jakarta.

"Having reached the summit in the world ranking last year, they failed to justify their tag as top seeds in all their events, until yesterday that is," said the statement.

As such, they should be on fire to win the Yonex-Sunrise Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold 2009, especially when China's duo, Cheng Shu-Zhao Yunlei, are not taking part.

In the women's singles event, former SEA Games champion Wong Mew Choo will carry Malaysia's challenge against the likes of France's Pi Hongyan and Saina, who made a breakthrough by beating China's Wang Lin in three-games to win her first ever Super Series title.

Zheng Bo-Ma Jin round up the list of champions at the competition and were seeded second.

The Chinese pair have shown they fear no one, following their exciting victory over Olympic champions Lee Yong-dae and Lee Hyo-jung of South Korea.

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