• Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying fall short at the Orleans International

    Orleans: Malaysian mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying who won the Polish Open last week, and were hoping for a back-to-back titles in the 2015 Orleans International Challenge had fallen short on Sunday when they suffered a hard-fought loss to Mathias Christiansen/Lena Grebak of Denmark in the final.Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying, all the luck to you both. Keep focus and believe in yourself. (photo: Goh Liu Ying's FB)

    Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying, all the luck to you both. Keep focus and believe in yourself. (photo: Goh Liu Ying's FB)

  • One down, more to go for Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying, Daren Liew

    Kuala Lumpur: After winning the Polish Open on Saturday, Malaysian mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying will be traveling to Orleans, France in preparation for the 2015 Orleans International that will be held from March 26 to March 29, 2015.

    Malaysia's doubles coach Jeremy Gan told reporter that he was happy with how the pair played in the Polish Open.Daren Liew, Goh Liu Ying, and Chan Peng Soon after winning the Polish Open(photo:Lim Joe Heang)

    Daren Liew, Goh Liu Ying, and Chan Peng Soon after winning the Polish Open(photo:Lim Joe Heang)

  • Daren Liew, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying win Polish Open

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia shuttler Daren Liew finally achieved the breakthrough he badly desired after putting up a stunning show to beat fifth seed Emil Holst of Denmark to win the 41st Polish Open men's singles title.Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying (orange shirt) shake hands with their opponents following the match.

    Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying (orange shirt) shake hands with their opponents following the match.

  • Daren Liew, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying advance to Polish Open finals

    Arlamow: With total of 138 players from 38 different countries that participating in the 41st Yonex Polish Open, in Arlamow, Poland, Malaysian shuttlers Daren Liew, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying managed to outlast their opponents to storm into the Polish Open finals.Peng Soon-Liu Ying seal their place in the Poland Open final

    Peng Soon-Liu Ying seal their place in the Poland Open final

  • Swiss Open: Daren Liew exits after wasting 4 match points

    Basel: Facing Anand Pawar of India in the second round of Swiss Open, Malaysian shuttler Daren Liew took an early lead as he broke the 16th seed to win the first set at 21-13.Daren Liew had a golden opportunity to win his second round match at Swiss Open and he just utterly failed. (photo: Badminton Swiss Open)

    Daren Liew had a golden opportunity to win his second round match at Swiss Open and he just utterly failed. (photo: Badminton Swiss Open)

  • Great comeback win for Goh Liu Ying/Chan Peng Soon at Kuala Lumpur Open

    Kuala Lumpur: After making several headlines on BadmintonPlanet.com in the past few days, playing only their first comeback tournament together following Goh Liu Ying's knee surgery in May 2014, Goh Liu Ying/Chan Peng Soon lifted the Kuala Lumpur Open mixed doubles title on Sunday after beating top seeds Wong Fai Yin/Chow Mei Kuan 21-16, 21-19 in 37 minutes.Wish Goh Liu Ying/Chan Peng Soon (right) the best as they compete in the upcoming Swiss Open that starts March 10-15

    Wish Goh Liu Ying/Chan Peng Soon (right) the best as they compete in the upcoming Swiss Open that starts March 10-15

  • Goh Liu Ying/Chan Peng Soon, Goh Soon Huat enter Kuala Lumpur Open final

    Kuala Lumpur: After spending most of 2014 recovering from her knee surgery, Goh Liu Ying's partnership with Chan Peng Soon looked to be more successful than expected as they reached the mixed doubles finals of their first tournament together after a 10-month separation.Goh Liu Ying and Chan Peng Soon (right) are eyeing the Kuala Lumpur Open title

    Goh Liu Ying and Chan Peng Soon (right) are eyeing the Kuala Lumpur Open title

  • Goh Jin Wei, Goh Soon Huat in semis of Kuala Lumpur Open

    Kuala Lumpur: She came, she smiled and she took care of her senior. Goh Jin Wei, the 15 year-old baby-faced killer out of Penang advanced to the semi-final of Kuala Lumpur Open on Friday, after seeing off the reigning Malaysian women's singles champion Yang Li Lian who left Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) recently 22-24, 21-1, 21-17 in a 62 minutes thriller.The young Goh Jin Wei has a big heart!

    The young Goh Jin Wei has a big heart!

  • Goh Liu Ying/Chan Peng Soon attempt to bounce back at K.L Open

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's badminton mixed doubles specialist Goh Liu Ying who has not played with her longtime partner Chan Peng Soon since underwent a knee injury in May 2014, hoped to make a comeback at the Kuala Lumpur Open that started on Feb 11.Chan Peng Soon / Goh Liu Ying used to form a formidable pairing in mixed doubles

    Chan Peng Soon / Goh Liu Ying used to form a formidable pairing in mixed doubles

  • Goh Liu Ying eager to get back on court

    Kuala Lumpur: Top mixed doubles players of Malaysia - Goh Liu Ying, who underwent successful knee surgery in May expressed slightly mixed feelings about having to sit out the World Championships for the first time since 2009.Wish Goh Liu Ying a speedy recovery from her knee surgery

    Wish Goh Liu Ying a speedy recovery from her knee surgery

  • Pei Jing ready to step out of the shadow of Liu Ying

    Glasgow: The days of living in the shadow of being compared to Goh Liu Ying are about to end for Lai Pei Jing.
    The 22-year-old had been associated with Goh Liu Ying since she started partnering Chan Peng Soon. Chan Peng Soon's longtime partner, Goh Liu Ying has decided to undergo a career saving knee surgery on May 20th this year.Team Malaysia lines up for group shot in KLIA before departing for Glasgow. From left- Rashid Sidek, Rosman Razak, Chong Wei Feng, Goh V Shem, Jeremy Gan, Tan Wee Kiog, Daren Liew, Lim Yinloo, Woon Khe Wei, Chan Peng Soon, Vivian Hoo, Ehui Chin, Tee Jing Yi, Lai Pei Jing.

    Team Malaysia lines up for group shot in KLIA before departing for Glasgow. From left- Rashid Sidek, Rosman Razak, Chong Wei Feng, Goh V Shem, Jeremy Gan, Tan Wee Kiog, Daren Liew, Lim Yinloo, Woon Khe Wei, Chan Peng Soon, Vivian Hoo, Ehui Chin, Tee Jing Yi, Lai Pei Jing.

  • Lai Pei Jing will play in Commonwealth Games

    Kuala Lumpur: BAM has decided to pair up Chan Peng Soon and Lai Pei Jing in the mixed doubles event for the XX Commonwealth Games, which will be held in Glasgow, Scotland, over 11 days of competition from 23 July to 3 August 2014.Chan Peng Soon and Lai Pei Jing are the reigning Malaysia champions

    Chan Peng Soon and Lai Pei Jing are the reigning Malaysia champions

    The decision was made due to Chan Peng Soon's longtime partner, Goh Liu Ying has decided to undergo a career saving knee surgery on May 20th this year. Liu Ying, who forms the World No 11 pair with Peng Soon, will take at least six months to return to training but the recovery could take longer if there are other complications.

  • Chong Wei, Peng Soon-Liu Ying are in the second round of Singapore Open

    Singapore: World No. 1 Datuk Lee Chong Wei got off to a perfect start in the Singapore Open as he beat the China-born Wei Nan of Hong Kong, 21-17, 21-15 in 40 minutes.

    With world No. 2 Chen Long opting to skip the meet and several top players withdrew from the tournament, Lee Chong Wei has a very high chance of bagging Singapore Open as his fourth title of the year. The last time Chong Wei played in Singapore Open was six years ago, and he won the men’s singles title that year. He will play China’s Chen Yuekun in the second round.Lee Chong Wei is on course to his fourth title this year

    Lee Chong Wei is on course to his fourth title this year

  • Goh Liu Ying-Chan Peng Soon reunited in Singapore Open

    Singapore: Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying were split up 2 months ago when Goh was planning to undergo knee surgery. However, after few weeks of consultations with the medical team, instead of going for knee surgery, Goh LiuYing changed her mind and opted for aprogramme with the National Sports Institute (NSI) to strengthen her injury-prone knees. The duo will resume their partnership in Singapore Open which begins on Wednesday.Goh Liu Ying is back in action with Chan Peng Soon

    Goh Liu Ying is back in action with Chan Peng Soon

    This year, the pair only played at the Malaysian Open in January where they lost in the second round to Indonesia’s Praveen Jordan-Debby Susanto.

  • Ultimatum to Liu Ying (pic)

    SURGERY: Coach wants her to decide soon or risk missing Commonwealth Games

    GOH Liu Ying's goal  is to win the mixed doubles gold in the Commonwealth Games with Chan Peng Soon but first she has to prove she is fit enough to compete in the event in Glasgow in July.

    The injuries to both her knees are serious but she is not keen to go for surgery, and this has forced mixed doubles coach Jeremy Gan to pair off Peng Soon with Lai Pei Jing with the Commonwealth Games in mind.Mixed doubles player Goh Liu Ying has continued competing while regularly attending physiotherapy.  Read more: Ultimatum to Liu Ying

    Peng Soon-Pei Jing will compete in the German Open on Feb 25-March 2 and the All England on March 4-9 and Jeremy wants the pair to also compete in the Malaysia Open grand prix gold on March 25-30, the India Open and the Singapore Open in April.

  • Pei Jing to focus on partnership with Peng Soon for now (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: It does not matter whether it is a short or long term stint. Mixed doubles shuttler Lai Pei Jing is determined to cherish her new partnership with Chan Peng Soon for as long as it lasts.

    The 21-year-old Pei Jing is pairing up with Peng Soon because the latter’s usual partner Goh Liu Ying had decided to go for a knee surgery. Liu Ying was expected to be out of action for at least six months.Lai Pei Jing will play in three tournaments in Europe with Chan Peng Soon over the next few months.

    Pei Jing and Peng Soon have been named for three tournaments in Europe - the Austrian Open from Feb 19-22, German Open from Feb 25-March 2, and the All-England from March 4-9.

    This week, however, Liu Ying had a change of heart, deciding to postpone her plan to go under the knife. She  intends to hang on until the badminton competition at the Commonwealth Games in Scotland from July 21-Aug 4.

  • Peng Soon hopes to strike gold with Pei Jing (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: Mixed doubles specialist Chan Peng Soon plans to make full use of the three back-to-back tournaments in Europe to win the trust of his new partner Lai Pei Jing.

    Peng Soon and Pei Jing are the top seeds in the Austrian International Open from Feb 19-22 but are unseeded for the more challenging German Open GP Gold from Feb 26-March 2 and the All-England from March 4-9.Peng Soon is quietly hoping to make the cut with Pei Jing for this year’s World Championships in Copenhagen in August.

    Peng Soon is quietly hoping to make the cut with Pei Jing for this year’s World Championships in Copenhagen in August.

    This is based on the latest list of entries disclosed by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday.

    Pei Jing is combining with Peng Soon as his partner of five years, Goh Liu Ying, has decided to undergo knee surgery.

    Liu Ying is likely to be ruled out of competition for at least six months once she goes under the knife.

  • Liu Ying decides to delay surgery (pic)

    PETALING JAYA: In a rather surprising U-turn, national mixed doubles shuttler Goh Liu Ying has decided to postpone her decision to go for surgery.

    The 24-year-old Liu Ying who is ranked sixth in the world with partner Chan Peng Soon has been suffering from long-standing knee problems, with her right knee revealed to have a meniscus tear and a partial ligament tear. There is also a small meniscus tear on her left knee.Goh Liu Ying is suffering from a meniscus tear in both her left and right knees.

    And the Malacca-born Liu Ying had initially made up her mind to go under the knife which would in effect rule her out for at least six months.

    That would mean she would miss out on several big tournaments such as the Asian and Commonwealth Games, as well as the World Championships in August.

  • Pei Jing chosen as Peng Soon's new partner (pic)

    PETALING JAYA: National mixed doubles coach Jeremy Gan has decided to pair up Chan Peng Soon and Lai Pei Jing as he believes the pair have what it takes to make an impact.

    Peng Soon is currently ranked sixth in the world with Goh Liu Ying but that partnership has been put on hold following the latter’s decision to undergo knee surgery. She is expected to be out of action for at least six months.Lai Pei Jing (left) and Chan Peng Soon speak to reporters after winning the National GP mixed doubles final in Putrajaya last month. They will be put to the test at the Austrian International Challenge, German Open and the All England.

    The 21-year-old Pei Jing meanwhile has been paired with Tan Aik Quan for the past three years and the duo were ranked as high as No. 15 in the world last May.

  • Goh-Chan partnership put on ice (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: The successful partnership of Goh Liu Ying and Chan Peng Soon has been temporarily disbanded.

    The 24-year-old Liu Ying has finally decided to go for a surgery to treat her nagging knee problems. The op on both her knees will rule her out of competition for a minimum of six months.The 24-year-old Goh Liu Ying has finally decided to go for a surgery to treat her nagging knee problems that'll keep her out of competition for a minimum of six months.

    The damage is more severe on her right knee, which has a meniscus tear and a partial tear on her ligament. There is also a small meniscus tear on her left knee.

    Liu Ying said on Friday that it was best for her to go under the knife now – and then work towards getting to peak form for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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