BIRMINGHAM: It’s only been two tournaments but Chan Peng Soon is already singing the praises of new partner Lai Pei Jing.
The mixed doubles pair made their debut at the Austrian International Challenge last month and enjoyed a fine run to the final before losing to Poland’s Robert Mateusiak-Agnieszka Wotjkowska.
Last week, the pair’s weaknesses were cruelly exposed by South Korea’s Ko Sung-hyun-Kim Ha-na in the German Open as they lost in the first round.
But Peng Soon, who turns 26 next month, is still impressed with Pei Jing, who is five years his junior, especially with her diligence.
“We’ve had a decent start, one final and one first round defeat ... that was because our partnership is still very new,” said Peng Soon.