Chong Wei Feng fizzles out, Peng Soon/Pei Jing march on

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Wish Lai Pei Jing (left) and Chan Peng Soon good luck at India Masters

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian shuttler Chong Wei Feng sustained a hamstring injury at India Masters on Friday when the score was tied at 8-8 in the second set against top seed Kidambi Srikanth of India. Wei Feng won the first set at 21-17, lost in second set 12-21 while playing through the injury, before he gave Srikanth a walkover in the third set. Kidambi Srikanth will play H. S. Prannoy in the semi-final while Parupalli Kashyap will cross sword with Denmark player Viktor Axelsen in another men’s singles semis.Wish Lai Pei Jing (left) and Chan Peng Soon good luck at India Masters

 

Mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon/Lai Pei Jing maintained their cool to defeat Chayut Triyachart/Shinta Mulia Sari of Singapore 21-17, 21-17. They will clash with top seeds Riky Widianto/Puspita Richi Dili from Indonesia on Saturday.

After crashed out in the second round of Malaysia Masters last Thursday, Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei prevailed to the women’s doubles semi-final together with another Malaysian women’s doubles pair Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho.

In the women’s singles semi-finals, Olympic bronze medalist Saina Nehwal will face Thailand’s Nichaon Jindapon, who moved past Indian P.C. Thulasi 21-16, 20-22, 21-12 in an hour five minutes; meanwhile, two-time World Championships bronze medalist P.V Sindhu faces a tough challenger against reigning world champion Carolina Marin of Spain in the semi-final, who needed just 29 minutes to thrash Thai Chochuwong Pornpawee 21-11, 21-13. The 19-year-old P.V Sindhu trailed 1-2 in career meetings against the 21-year-old Spaniard.

The India Masters’ quarter-final results:
Men’s Singles: 3-Parupalli Kashyap bt 10-Zi Liang Derek Wong (Sin) 21-18, 21-9; 1-K. Srikanth bt 5-Wei Feng Chong (Mas) 17-21, 21-12 Ret.; 2-Viktor Axelsen (Den) bt 6-B. Sai Praneeth 15-21, 21-17, 21-16; 4-H.S. Prannoy bt 8-R.M. . Gurusaidutt 21-18, 21-19.

Men’s Doubles: 1-Mathias Boe & Carsten Mogensen (Den) bt Arun George & T. Hema Nagendra Babu 21-13, 21-8; 6-Pranaav Chopra & Akshay Dewalkar bt Puavaranukroh Dechapol & Ketlen Kittinupong (Tha) 21-16, 19-21, 21-15; 5-Manu Attri & B. Sumeeth Reddy bt 2-Mads Conrad-Petersen & Mads Pieler Kolding (Den) 21-18, 4-21, 24-22; 4-Vladimir Ivanov & Ivan Sozonov (Rus) bt K. Nandagopal & Arjun Kumar Reddy 21-9, 21-14.

Women’s Singles: 1-Saina Nehwal bt Arundhati Pantawane 21-18, 21-17; 3-P.V. Sindhu bt 6-Porntip Buranaprasertsuk (Tha) 8-21, 21-11, 21-14; 4-Nichaon Jindapon (Tha) bt 8-P.C. Thulasi 21-16, 20-22, 21-12; 2-Carolina Marin (Esp) bt Chochuwong Pornpawee (Tha) 21-11, 21-13.

Women’s Doubles: 1-Vivian Kah Mun Hoo & Khe Wei Woon (Mas) bt Sanyogita Ghorpade & Arathi Sara Sunil 21-12, 21-16; 4-Amelia Alicia Anscelly & Fie Cho Soong (Mas) bt Yin Loo Lim & Meng Yean Lee (MAS) 21-15, 21-13; 3-Puttita Supajirakul & Sapsiree Taerattanachai (Tha) bt Yu Yan Vanessa Neo & Shinta Mulia Sari (Sin) 21-14, 20-22, 21-17; 2-Jwala Gutta & Ashwini Ponnappa bt Jamuna Rani Rachapalli & Leela Lakshmi Rachapalli 21-6, 21-5.

Mixed Doubles: 1-Riky Widianto & Puspita Richi Dili (Ina) bt 8-Wong Fai Yin & Mei Kuan Chow (Mas) 17-21, 21-18, 21-17; Manu Attri & K. Maneesha bt 7-Aik Quan Tan & Meng Yean Lee (Mas) 23-21, 10-21, 21-10; 3-Evgenij Dremin & Evgenia Dimova (Rus) bt V. Gangadhara Rao & D. Sudha Kalyani 21-6, 21-9; 4-Peng Soon Chan & Pei Jing Lai (Mas) bt Chayut Triyachart & Shinta Mulia Sari (Sin) 21-17, 21-17.

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