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Yew Sin passes first test with Wee Kiong – but is far from happy

PETALING JAYA: Shuttler Ong Yew Sin is far from happy despite passing his first test with Tan Wee Kiong at the French Open.
Yew Sin-Wee Kiong battled to a 22-20, 18-21, 21-12 win over Jones Ralfy Jansen-Josche Zurwonne of Germany at the Pierre de Coubertin Stadium in Paris on Wednesday.
They will take on second seeds Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen of Denmark for a place in the quarter-finals.
The French Open is the first international tournament for Yew Sin-Wee Kiong.
“We hope to get better from here.”
Yew Sin said that he drew inspiration from Wee Kiong, who won three titles with former partner Goh V Shem last year. Wee Kiong-V Shem won the 2016 Rio Olympic Games silver medal, bagged the Denmark Open and emerged as the World Superseries Finals champions.
“He is quick to offer advice and is more experienced. He also motivates me to fighton. I’ll try my best to make this partnership work.”
It was, however, all over for youngsters Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin Rumsani.
Sze Fei-Izzuddin, the Malaysian Masters runners-up, went down fighting 21-19, 18-21, 17-21 to Japan’s Takuro Hoki-Yugo Kobayashi.
Independent shuttler Tan Boon Heong’s challenge has also ended. Boon Heong and Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia went down 19-21, 15-21 to Lee Jhe-huei-Lee-yang of Taiwan.
Soniia Cheah played one of her best matches before going down 12-21, 21-18, 12-21 to third seed Sung Ji-hyun of South Korea in the women’s singles first round.
“I gave her a good fight but it looks like I still have some catching up to do,” admitted world No. 26 Soniia.
Soong Fie Cho-Tee Jing Yi failed to impress in their 14-21, 8-21 first-round loss to South Korea’s Lee So-hee-Shin Seung-chan in women’s doubles.
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