Two all Chinese finals on the cards at Malaysia Masters semifinals

Source: Xinhua| 2020-01-11 22:51:47|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Chinese shuttlers delivered a solid performance at the Malaysia Masters here on Saturday, securing the titles of women's doubles and mixed doubles in advance of the finals.

Women's doubles shuttlers Li Wenmei/Zheng Yu came out on top after a difficult match against Indonesia's Greysia Polii / Apriyani Rahayu, scoring 21-19, 18-21, 21-19, while Du Yue/Li Yinhui got the better of Japan's Nami Matsuyama/Chiharu Shida 21-14, 19-21, 21-11.

Mixed doubles players Huang Dongping/Wang Yilyu crushed Malaysia's Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying 21-10, 21-13 while top seed Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong easily knocked out Indonesia's Hafiz Faisal/Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja 21-13, 21-12.

Chinese shuttlers also advanced in other categories.

The world's top women's singles shuttler Chen Yufei outclassed Carolina Marin of Spain 21-15, 21-14 in a 50-minute match.

"I think I just made too many mistakes, gave her too many points," said Marin after the match. For her part, Chen said she was satisfied with her performance today, adding that she has been playing better and better since the beginning of the tournament.

Chen will face off against top seed Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei at the finals, after Tai beat Chen's teammate He Bingjiao 21-17, 21-12.

"I will try my best," said Chen on her final against Tai.

Men's doubles shuttlers Li Junhui/Liu Yuchen beat Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia 21-19, 18-21, 21-19 in an 85-minute match in a close fight. Li and Liu will face South Korean veterans Kim Gi Jung and Lee Yong Dae.

The men's singles' champion will be decided between World No.1 Kento Momota and Viktor Axelsen of Denmark.