Wednesday, 22 May 2024

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Last week’s Malaysia Masters champion, Chen Yu Fei, suffered an early defeat at the DAIHATSU Indonesia Masters 2020. She was beaten in straight games by Denmark’s Line Kjaersfeldt. It was a significant victory for Kjaersfeldt, who had previously taken Chen to three games in Malaysia. This win will surely boost her confidence after a series of early losses in the latter half of last year.

Kjaersfeldt expressed her happiness with the result, acknowledging Chen’s recent success and anticipating that she might be tired. She approached the match with determination, giving it her all, and emerged victorious. Kjaersfeldt credited her training in December for helping her improve her shape and ultimately achieve this win. She emphasized the importance of starting the new year strong after a relatively weaker second half of 2019.

In the next round, Kjaersfeldt will face USA’s Beiwen Zhang, who faced a tough challenge from Chinese youngster Zhang Yi Man but managed to prevail with a score of 21-18, 23-21.

Another surprising result came as defending champion Saina Nehwal fell in the opening round to Sayaka Takahashi, with a score of 19-21, 21-13, 21-5. On the other hand, last year’s finalist, Carolina Marin, enjoyed a smooth victory over Nitchaon Jindapol, with a score of 21-13, 21-15. Marin expressed her emotions upon returning to the court after her injury in last year’s final, attributing a few nervous mistakes to that but regaining her focus and executing her game plan effectively.

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In the men’s singles, defending champion Anders Antonsen overcame Son Wan Ho in the second game, replicating his start from last year’s tournament. Antonsen expressed his excitement about playing against Son again and gauging their respective levels in this match.

However, the second seed, Chou Tien Chen, who previously defeated Antonsen in the Indonesia Open final, unexpectedly lost to Hong Kong Open champion Lee Cheuk Yiu with a score of 21-12, 21-17.

Other notable results include Kidambi Srikanth’s defeat in three games to local hope Shesar Hiren Rhustavito. The new combination of Tontowi Ahmad and Apriyani Rahayu advanced to the second round as seventh seeds Seo Seung Jae and Chae Yujung retired early in the opening game. In a repeat of last week’s Malaysia Masters final, Lee Yong Dae and Kim Gi Jung dominated Li Jun Hui and Liu Yu Chen with a score of 21-19, 21-12.

For more detailed results, please check here.


  1. Who was the champion of the Malaysia Masters last week?
  2. Who did Chen Yu Fei lose to in the DAIHATSU Indonesia Masters?
  3. Who will Line Kjaersfeldt face in the next round?
  4. Who defeated Saina Nehwal in the opening round?
  5. Who beat Chou Tien Chen in the Indonesia Open final?
  6. Who won the Lee Yong Dae/Kim Gi Jung vs. Li Jun Hui/Liu Yu Chen match?
  7. Where can I find more detailed results?


The DAIHATSU Indonesia Masters 2020 has seen some surprising upsets and impressive victories. Line Kjaersfeldt’s win over Chen Yu Fei stands out as a confidence-boosting moment for her. The tournament has also witnessed unexpected losses from defending champions like Saina Nehwal and Chou Tien Chen. As the competition continues, it will be fascinating to see who emerges as the ultimate victors. Stay tuned for more updates on Carnegiecentre!

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