Thread: Woon Khe Wei
10-03-2011, 12:42 AM #69
10-03-2011, 12:46 AM #70
I see i see.. thanks for correction.
10-03-2011, 01:15 AM #71
10-03-2011, 02:14 AM #72
10-03-2011, 02:16 AM #73
MAS up and coming WD beat the up and coming Chinese WD who just won last week Japan SS. Well! Who says the Chinese girls must have all the fun?
10-03-2011, 02:56 AM #74
10-03-2011, 03:40 AM #75
10-03-2011, 03:59 AM #76
I am worried about WKW's defence stance. Too far back and awkward. And yes, Vivian has a good smash.
10-03-2011, 04:02 AM #77
In contrast KW/vivian have solid defence. In the third set I think the Chinese girls get more points from drop shots than smashes.
WKW has impressive placing, especially cross court placing. Always caught the
Chinese girls off guard.
Most importantly they are mentally very strong. Against the Japan SS champion they played so bravely. The Chinese WD were delaying the game but KW/Vivian were smarter than that.
10-03-2011, 05:53 AM #78
10-03-2011, 06:58 AM #79
10-03-2011, 09:22 AM #80
10-03-2011, 09:24 AM #81
Vivian Hoo (back) and Woon Khe Wei won the Indonesia Open Grand Prix Gold yesterday.
WOMEN'S doubles Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei ended their brilliant run in the Indonesia Open Grand Prix Gold in style when they clinched their first international title in East Kalimantan yesterday.
The unseeded Vivian-Khe Wei, ranked World No 60, defeated Japan Open champions Bao Yixin-Zhong Qianxin of China 19-21, 21-19, 21-18 in 65 minutes to earn a deserving victory in their fifth tournament as a pair.
Yixin-Qianxin were the favourites after their exploits in Japan last week but Vivian, 21, and Khe Wei, 22, showed grit and determination to turn the match around after losing the first game 19-21 and trailing 10-15 in the second.
Vivian-Khe Wei fought back to win 21-19 and took a healthy 13-8 lead in the decider before the China pair scored seven points on the trot to lead 15-13 but the Malaysians battled back to secure a 21-18 win.
National women's doubles coach Rexy Mainaky said Vivian-Khe Wei have shown their pedigree but still have a long way to go before they can stake a claim as a world class pair.
"I am very proud of them. It is a fantastic achievement as they are still young and have a bright future," said Rexy in an e-mail from Indonesia yesterday.
"They have some resemblance to Wong Pei Tty and Chin Eei Hui, who have also worked hard to become what they are now. Khe Wei is very hard-working while Vivian, like Eei Hui, is very skillful.
"Both are fighters and their battling qualities helped them against the China pair today (yesterday).
"They are still not ready to win the Sea Games although they have improved so much. I don't want to talk about winning and put pressure on them. They still have a long way to go."
Vivian-Khe Wei's biggest obstacle will be Indonesia's Meiliana Jauhari-Greysia Polii and since the Malaysians will not be seeded for the Sea Games, they may meet their rivals early and this will not help their cause.
However, the BA of Malaysia (BAM) will have some breathing space as Vivian-Khe Wei have what it takes to replace Pei Tty-Eei Hui who are expected to retire after next year's London Olympics.
Dioinisius Hayom Rumbaka of Indonesia also clinched his first grand prix gold title after beating compatriot Tommy Sugiarto 21-16, 21-17 in 37 minutes to win the singles crown.
Read more: Badminton / Indonesia Open Grand Prix Gold: Vivian-Khe Wei do Malaysia proud http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/B...#ixzz1Zj0CCj9X
10-03-2011, 09:26 AM #82
The Star Online > Sports
Monday October 3, 2011
Khe Wei-Vivian nail Indonesian Open GP Gold title
By KNG ZHENG GUAN
PETALING JAYA: It was a case of third time lucky for upcoming women doubles pair Woon Khe Wei and Vivian Hoo at the Indonesian Open GP Gold badminton tournament at East Kalimantan yesterday.
The duo clinched the title in their first ever final appearance after failing to get past the semi-finals of the Thailand and Taiwan Open earlier this year.
The young pair defeated China’s Bao Yixin-Zhong Qianxin 19-21, 21-19, 21-18.
Hungry pair: Woon Khe Wei (left) and Vivian Hoo made the most of their first ever final appearance.
It was an amazing feat considering the fact that the more experienced Chinese pair came into the tournament fresh from winning the Japan Open last month.
The first game was a close affair as both pairs failed to gain any headway but it was the Chinese, with their vast experience, who wrapped up the first game at 21-19.
However, Khe Wei-Vivian showed that they were no pushovers when they fought back to win with an identical 21-19 scoreline.
In the deciding game, Khe Wei-Vivian tightened up their game to coolly romp home 21-18 and celebrate their breakthrough in women’s doubles.
“I’m really happy to win our first title as it is also the first time that we have beaten players from China,” said Khe Wei.
“We have been training hard lately and part of our improvement as a pair is due to the fact that our defence is getting better.
“Opponents are finding it harder to finish us off and mentally we have also toughened up and we no longer panic while trailing.
“Hopefully, we’ll be able to maintain our performance and make a push for the London Olympics next year,” said Khe Wei.
The pair are currently ranked 60th in the world. Their good performance is also a boost for Malaysia’s gold medal hopes at the Jakarta SEA Games next month.
10-03-2011, 09:33 AM #83
10-03-2011, 10:23 AM #84
I am impressed with Rexy. Where is KKK? lol.
10-03-2011, 09:43 PM #85
CHN is still the team to beat especially in WD department....
WKW/VHKM did a good job to dethrone them in this INA GP Gold
for CHN, this is only a small hiccup for them....they will study and
analyse our girl's strength and weaknesses and before we even woke up
from this celebration, CHN is already ready to counter back...
lets hope WKW/VHKM can be ready for that...
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