Fri, 01 Dec 2023

KUALA LUMPUR, May 23 (Xinhua) -- Chinese shuttlers saw mixed results on the first day of the Malaysia Masters 2023 on Tuesday.

Women's doubles duo Liu Shengshu/Tan Ning lost out to South Korea's Jeong Na-eun/Kim Hye-jeong 21-19, 15-21, 21-13 in a grueling match lasting an hour and 17 minutes. They had just arrived in for the match after competing in the recently concluded 2023 Sudirman Cup.

Men's doubles pair He Jiting/Zhou Haodong advanced after Lee Yang/Wang Chi-Lin of Chinese Taipei were forced to retire from the match.

Meanwhile men's doubles team of Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi from Malaysia outmatched China's Ren Xiangyu/Tan Qiang 21-16, 21-18 despite the latter's strong efforts.

Badminton's Malaysia Masters runs from May 23-28 at the Axiata Arena.

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