PETALING JAYA: The Malaysia challenge in the US$170,000 Taiwan Open ended with the exit of their men's and women's doubles pairs in contrasting fashion in the semi-finals in Taipei yesterday.
The unseeded Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari-Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif gave a disappointing performance and crashed to a 24-22, 19-21, 9-21 defeat by former world champions Lars Paaske-Jonas Rasmussen of Denmark.
Fairuzizuan's game, especially, was littered with poor returns and many unforced errors.
The previous day, Fairuzizuan-Zakry had beaten Japan Open runners-up Alven Yulianto-Luluk Hadiyanto in the quarter-finals.
Good show: Chin Eei Hui (front) and Wong Pei Tty put a fight before going down to top seeds Chien Yu-chin-Cheng Wen-hsing of Taiwan 21-23, 21-15, 18-21 at the Taiwan Open.