MALAYSIA can hope for more than one title in the Malaysian Open Grand Prix Gold championships, which begin today at the Bandaraya Stadium here.
Elite shuttlers Lee Chong Wei, Chin Eei Hui-Wong Pei Tty and Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong are in good form. But it will be more meaningful if the top national women’s singles shuttler, Wong Mew Choo, emerges as one of the winners on Sunday.
Mew Choo, who is coming out of injuries, has been lying low while the other Malaysians have had their share of taking the limelight.
In the Indonesia Open last week, Chong Wei and Eei Hui-Pei Tty lived up to their status as world No. 1s to win the men’s singles and women’s doubles titles respectively.
And although the men’s pair of Kien Keat-Boon Heong have not won any title since their success at the Swiss Open in March, they have been showing steady improvement. In the Indonesia Open, they gave a good fight against China’s Cai Yun-Fu Haifeng before bowing out in the semi-finals.