After 2 Asia country beat two European on the group 2A at yesterday matches, regaining surprise comes from two European country which is one of them beat favorite country from Asia, Singapore. In the 2nd session, Indonesia booked first semifinal ticket after winning over England 4-1. Meanwhile, Malaysia also beat Hongkong 4-1 and challenges Denmark for seminal spot.
Russia vs Singapore 3-2
XD : Alexandr Nikolaenko/Valeria Sorokina bt Hendri Kurniawan/Vanessa Neo 19-21, 21-15, 21-13
MS : Valdimir Malkov bt Derek Wong Zi Liang 21-17, 21-17
MD : Vitaly Durkin/Alexandr Nikolaenko lost to Hendri Kurniawan/Hendra Wijaya 9-21, 13-21
WS : Ella Diehl lost to Xing Aiying 8-21, 10-21
WD : Nina Vislova/Valeria Sorokina bt Yao Lei/Shinta Mulia Sari 17-21, 21-18, 21-5
Netherlands vs Poland 3-2
MD : Ruud Bosh/Koen Ridder bt Michal Logosz/Robert Mateusiak 11-21, 21-10, 21-10
WS : Judith Meulendijks bt Natalia Pocztowiak 21-12, 21-13
MS : Dicky Palyama lost to Przemyslaw Wacha 21-15, 15-21, 13-21
WD : Yao Jie/Judith Meulendijks bt Malgorzata Kurdelska/Agnieszka Wojtkowska 21-14, 21-15
XD : Joritt De Ruiter/Paulien Van Dooremalen lost to Robert Mateusiak/Nadiezda Kostiuczyk 12-21, 10-21
After Hongkong succeed with new collaboration, Wang Chen and Zhou Mi, Netherlands also celebrated their winning over Poland’s team. Judith Meulendiks not only playing great in singles. She’s also wonderful in doubles with Yao Jie. Polish officially could take this match if Robert and Michal played their part on the way and perform with their experience.
Group 1B : Indonesia vs England 4-1
MD : Bona/Ahsan lost to Nathan Robertson/Anthony Clark 11-21, 21-18, 22-24
WS : Adriyanti Firdasari bt Sarah Walker 21-12, 21-18
MS : Simon Santoso Andrew Smith 21-15, 21-14
WD : Greysia Polii/Nitya Krishinda bt Jenny Wallwork/Gabrielle White 21-15, 21-7
XD : Nova/Liliyana bt Anthony Clark/Donna Kellogg 21-15, 21-10
Although with their 2nd layer, Indonesia succeed to beat England 4-1 and secured semifinal spot. Bona/Ahsan open the game with hilarious match specially on the third set. After thrilling behind 10-15, Bona/Ahsan raised and leveled 19-all before take match point 20-19. Clark ended their lucky with his smash 20-20 and steal advantage from their nerveous to win 24-22 after Bona sent the shuttle into net. Firda leveled the score 1-1 when she beat world #124, Sarah Walker. Simon added another 1 point against Andrew Smith in the controversial match with some ‘bad calling’ from line judge. Greysia/Nitya looks little bit slower on the beginning of set but too strong in the end of match. After leading 3-1, world #1, Nova/Liliyana plays relax and knocked out Anthony/Donna with unpredictable match. It seems that Anthony too tired for playing well after his first match with Nathan.
Group 1A : Malaysia vs Hongkong 4-1
XD : Mohd Fairuz/Wong Pei Tty bt Yohan Hadikusumo/Chau Hoi Wah 21-17, 21-16
MS : Lee Choong Wei bt Hu Yun 21-16, 21-8
MD : Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong bt Albertus Susanto/Hui Wai Ho 21-12, 21-19
WS : Wong Pei Xian Julia lost to Yip Pui Yin 17-21, Retired
WD : Wong Pei Tty/Chin Eei Hui bt Wang Chen/Chan Tsz Ka 20-22, 21-10, 21-15
Hongkong unfortunately waste their chance to beat Malaysia. Wang Chen put some miracle on the first set but failed for the next two set without Zhou Mi. Based on yesterday match, Zhou Mi actually played better in doubles rather than Wang Chen. Another ex-Chinese player, Hu Yun would be an investment for Hongkong although not very success on his first match. Yip Pui Yin took advantage from Wong Pei Xian after she fell down and got left ankle injury on the second match. With so many ex-Chinese players, Hongkong should be more solid if they could dissolve Men’s Doubles problem as their weakest link.