PETALING JAYA: SEA Games women’s doubles champions Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei had an underwhelming start to the year, losing in the first round of the Malaysian Open last week.
Hopes were high on Vivian-Khe Wei to step up their performances after winning Malaysia’s first gold in badminton at the SEA Games since 2009 when they defeated the higher ranked Nitya Krishinda Maheshwari-Greysia Polii of Indonesia in Myanmar.
But their deficiencies were severely exposed by a new combination from China – Ma Jin-Tang Yuanting.
Now, the world No. 20 Malaysian pair are seeking to make amends when they compete in the India Open GP Gold, which starts on Wednesday at Lucknow.
Kuala Lumpur: After winning his back-to-back India Open Superseries titles in 2013 and 2014, Lee Chong Wei was not eligible to defend his title at the 2015 India Open that will be held in New Delhi from March 24th till March 29th, due to a pending hearing by the Badminton World Federation (BWF).
Lee Chong Wei defeated Chen Long of China to win the 2014 India Open