Liu Ying hangs up racket with final waltz to swooning followers | Technoscoob

KUALA LUMPUR: Nationwide skilled combined doubles shuttler Goh Liu Ying ended her illustrious profession within the first spherical of the 2023 Malaysia Open right here right this moment.

The match on the Axiata Enviornment right this moment was the final one for the Rio 2016 Olympic silver medallist, who had been concerned within the sport since she was 13.

The glamorous poster woman of Malaysian badminton, Liu Ying, 34, who was reunited with Peng Quickly on this Tremendous 1000 match, bowed out 21-18, 15-21, 7-21 to the Indonesian pair of Rehan Naufal Kusharjanto-Lisa Ayu Kusumawati in 58 minutes.

Chatting with reporters after the match, Liu Ying mentioned she was trying ahead to not less than marking a win in entrance of her legion of followers within the nation, however she was enamoured to listen to the thunderous cheering from followers all through the sport.

“Earlier than the match, I assumed if attainable, I want to report a win, which might be a bonus if I may do it with Peng Quickly.

“Regardless of shedding, I feel it is a reminiscence I’ll always remember as a result of I used to be in a position to play within the Malaysia Open with Peng Quickly. I hope that after this, my followers will miss catching a glimpse of me and Peng Quickly on the court docket,” mentioned a teary Liu Ying.

She additionally recorded a token of appreciation to all events at massive who supported her all through her profession.

The 2023 Malaysia Open was a significant curtains-down as the identical match noticed her launch her partnership on the court docket with Peng Quickly 13 years in the past.

Peng Quickly will proceed to play as an expert combined doubles participant with Cheah Yee See.

In the meantime, one other nationwide combined doubles duo, Chen Tang Jie-Toh Ee Wei, who solely paired up final December, pulled off a shock by beating the match’s sixth seeds and compatriots Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing, 21-15, 21-10 .

The pair ranked 147th on the planet, will subsequent face Indonesians Rehan Naufal-Lisa Ayu (world quantity 12).

“This court docket is kind of difficult, in case you hit exhausting it’s simple to exit so our technique is to manage the shuttle, I do my finest in entrance and truly our coach (Nova Widianto) drummed in numerous technique, so we actually admire it,” mentioned Ee Wei. – Bernama

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