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National badminton athlete and men’s single player Lee Zii Jia in action during his match against Japanese player Kodai Naraoka, at the 2023 Malaysia Open Badminton Championships in Axiata Arena Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, on January 11, 2023. — Picture by BERNAMA

Indonesia Masters: Zii Jia advances to second round

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 26 — Malaysia’s top men’s singles shuttler Lee Zii Jia began his Indonesia Masters campaign with a win over Lin Chun Yi of Taiwan at the Istora Senayan, Jakarta early today. 

The world number four took 41 minutes to dispose of the Taiwanese shuttler 21-18, 21-17 in the first round. 

Zii Jia will meet Angus Ng Ka Long of Hong Kong in the second round.

Meanwhile, national mixed doubles Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai Jemie only needed 31 minutes to eliminate the Danish pair, Mathias Christiansen-Alexandra Boje 21-6, 23-21.

Soon Huat-Shevon will face another Danish pair Mathias Thyrri-Amelia Magelund in the next round.

Another national mixed doubles duo, Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing also made it to the second round when they eliminated Jones Ralfy Jensen-Linda Elfer of Germany, 21-10, 21-10.

Kian Meng-Pei Jing will take on Indonesian pair Jafar Hidayatullah-Aisyah Salsabila Putri Pranata in the second round.

— Bernama

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