KUALA LUMPUR: Shuttlers Koo Kien Keat-Ng Hui Lin pulled off a major upset in the second round of the mixed doubles competition at the Hong Kong Open yesterday to show that there is a future for Malaysia in this event.
The duo took only 29 minutes to eliminate third seeds and world number four Anthony Clark-Donna Kellogg of England 21-18, 21-18 to qualify for their first quarter-finals in an international Open tournament. In their previous two international tournaments at the China Masters last August and in the Macau Open the following month, they bowed out in the second round.
Kien Keat-Hui Lin, who are unseeded, will take on China’s Zheng Bo-Ma Jin today for a place in the semi-finals.
The 18-year-old Hui Lin was thrilled over their breakthrough win.