KUALA LUMPUR: Mixed doubles specialist Chan Peng Soon plans to make full use of the three back-to-back tournaments in Europe to win the trust of his new partner Lai Pei Jing.
Peng Soon and Pei Jing are the top seeds in the Austrian International Open from Feb 19-22 but are unseeded for the more challenging German Open GP Gold from Feb 26-March 2 and the All-England from March 4-9.
Peng Soon is quietly hoping to make the cut with Pei Jing for this year’s World Championships in Copenhagen in August.
This is based on the latest list of entries disclosed by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday.
Pei Jing is combining with Peng Soon as his partner of five years, Goh Liu Ying, has decided to undergo knee surgery.
Liu Ying is likely to be ruled out of competition for at least six months once she goes under the knife.