KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s Datuk Lee Chong Wei maintained his winning pace
to advance to the semi-finals of the All England Badminton Championships
He comfortably trounced China’s Tian Houwei 21-12 dan 21-15 in their
quarter-final match played early today, Malaysia time.
Chong Wei will face Taiwanese Chou Tien Chen who defeated Thailand’s
Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk 21-19, 16-21, 21-8 in another quarter-final match.
Meanwhile, China’s Lin Dan is also through to the semi-finals after warding
off the challenge from Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen 8-21, 21-14, 21-15.
He will face countryman Shi Yuqi who defeated Kazumasa Sakai from Japan,
21-13 and 21-4 in another quarter-final match.
Also in the semi-finals for Malaysia are mixed doubles Chan Peng Soon-Goh
Liu Ying who dismissed Wang Yilyu-Huang Dongping from China, 23-21 and 21-14 in
their quarter-final game.
They will meet Yuta Watanabe-Arisa Higashino from Japan who overcame South
Koreans Yoo Yeon Seong-Kim Ha Na 21-17, 18-21, 22-20.
But for national men’s doubles Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong, the semi-final
quest ended following their defeat at the hands of China’s Li Junhui-Liu Yuchen
19-21, 21-17, 19-21.