Saturday March 2, 2013
Malaysia bank on women power in German Open
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia are banking on women power to save the blushes in the German Open Grand Prix Gold when only Goh Liu Ying-Lim Yin Loo made it to the quarter-finals in Mulheim on Thursday.
The duo defeated Bulgarian Gabriela Stoeva-Stefani Stoeva 21-16, 21-18 in the second round to book their ticket to the last eight and strengthen their chances of making the trip to the World Championships in Guangzhou in August.
The world No. 26, however, will find it tough to keep their momentum going as they will be up against top seeds Misaki Matsutomo-Ayaka Takahashi of Japan. The Japanese had beaten them once in the first round of the Australian Open Grand Prix Gold last year.
(Involving Malaysians only)
Menís doubles: Ingo Kindervater-Johannes Schoettler (Ger) bt Lim Khim Wah-Goh V Shem 21-16, 21-18.
Womenís doubles: Goh Liu Ying-Lim Yin Loo bt Gabriela Stoeva-Stefani Stoeva (Bul) 21-16, 21-18.