Vietnam International Badminton: Tee Jing Yi and Joyce Choong reach semi-finals

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Tee Jing Yi gets a chance to reboot her career in women's doubles. (photo: AFP)

Hanoi: Former Malaysian women’s singles No. 1 Tee Jing Yi seemed rejuvenated and refreshed after switching her focus to women’s doubles.Tee Jing Yi gets a chance to reboot her career in women's doubles. (photo: AFP)

Playing with Joyce Choong in their first international tournament, the unseeded pair continue their brilliant run at the $20,000 Yonex Sunrise Vietnam International Challenge in Hanoi, Vietnam as they booked their berth in the semi-finals on Friday.

Tee/Choong needed 40 minutes to dispatch Pitha Haningtyas Mentari/Virni Putri of Indonesia 21-15, 21-18 in their quarter-final match.

“We only practiced for a week before the tournament, I think we did pretty well so far,” said Tee.

However, a tough task will await Tee/Choong in the semi-finals as they are set to go up against the Indonesia/Malaysia pair and No. 3 seeds Ririn Amelia/Cheong Anna Ching Yik Saturday.

Malaysia’s independent men’s doubles pair Nur Mohd Azriyn Ayub-Jagdish Singh were the other Malaysian survivors in Hanoi.

The world No. 8 seeds cruised past homesters Do Tuan Duc-Pham Hong Nam 21-12, 21-15 to play No. 5 seeds Trawut Potieng/Nanthakarn Yordphaisong of Thailand on Saturday.

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