IT’S ALL OVER FOR MALAYSIA IN YONEX FRENCH OPEN

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 – Malaysia will not feature in the finals of the USD600,000 Yonex French Open with the defeat of Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik in the men’s doubles semifinals at the Stade Pierre de Coubertin in Paris on Saturday.
The fourth-seeded Malaysians went down to South Koreans Ko Sung Hyun-Shin Baek Cheol in three games with the former world champions coming back from a game down to prevail 14-21, 21-10, 24-22 in 56 minutes.
The Koreans will face current World No 1 and top seeds Marcus Fernaldi Gideon-Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo of Indonesia who defeated compatriots Fajar Alfian-Muhammad Rian Ardianto 21-19, 12-21, 26-24 in a 62-minute thriller.
The men’s singles final will be between fourth seed Chou Tien Chen of Chinese Taipei who was too strong for Korean rising start Heo Kwang Hee 21-15, 21-17. He takes on Japan’s Kanta Tsuneyama who lost the first game to compatriot Kento Momota¬† 24-26, won the second 21-11 and was 1-0 up in the rubber when Momota retired.
The women’s singles will be an all-Japan final when top seed packed off Korea’s An Se-young while Sayaka Takahashi upset reigning world champion P.V. Sindhu of India. Yamaguchi won 21-13, 10-21, 21-18 while Takashi was also involved in three games before winning 18-21, 21-16, 21-12.

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