(Blibli Indonesia Open) Chan/Goh Improved Their Performance

Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying (Malaysia) anticipating return shots
Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying (Malaysia) anticipating return shots
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Jakarta | Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying, The Malaysian Mixed Doubls pair made it past the second round of Blibli Indonesia Open 2019 BWF World Tour Super 1000 at ease. Playing the match in Istora Senayan, Jakarta on Thursday (18/7), Chan/Goh grabs the victory after beating the South Korean Pair, Seo Seung Jae/Chae Yujung through a two-set match of 21-19 and 21-15.

Goh Liu Ying claimed that this result means that they have improved their performance compared to their previous performance. This is because, in the previous round, when the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic silver medalist pair played Ronald/Annisa Saufika from Indonesia on Wednesday (17/7) they were forced to play rubber game.

“I am very happy with today’s result compared to our performance on the previous match, today we played really well,” said Goh to Djarumbadminton.com.

“It was difficult to win it, but today we have played very well so personally I’m very happy,” Chan Peng Soon added.

Although grabbing the victory, Goh Liu Ying praises Seo/Chae’s performance who managed to anticipate many of Goh/chan’s plays and read the game well during the match. “The opponent also played well today, they have understood some of our strengths and weaknesses. Hence they knew how to apply the right strategy and pattern when they play us,” said Goh.

Onwards, Chan/Goh has the opportunity to play against the host’s representative Tontowi Ahmad/Winny Oktavina Kandouw in the quarter-final of Blibli Indonesia Open 2019 BWF World Tour Super 1000. However, in order to make this opportunity come to realization, Tontowi/Winny would have to win today’s match against the Thai Mixed Doubles pair Nipitphon Phuangphuapet/Savitree Amitrapai.

“Although Lilyana Natsir has retired, but Tontowi Ahmad is still here. Despite being paired with a junior player, I think Tontowi and his pair would still be a tough opponent,” she said.