Monday, 22 Jul 2024

BWF World Tour: Lee Zii Jia Advances to Semifinals

Lee Zii Jia of Malaysia has secured his spot in the semifinals of the TOYOTA Thailand Open 2019, becoming the last Malaysian player standing in the tournament. He demonstrated his skill and determination by defeating Shesar Hiren Rhustavito in a thrilling match, with a final score of 11-21, 21-14, 21-13. Rhustavito’s loss means that Indonesia will no longer have representation in the tournament.

Lee is standing tall for Malaysia.

In an interview, Lee expressed his excitement about reaching the semifinals, acknowledging the pressure that comes with such a crucial stage in the competition. He also mentioned his previous experience playing against Chou Tien Chen, expressing his confidence in facing any opponent. Lee’s performance has undoubtedly made Malaysia proud.

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, the men’s doubles team from India, displayed their calm and confident approach, leading them to victory against Korea’s Choi Solgyu and Seo Seung Jae. The intense match concluded with a score of 21-17, 17-21, 21-19, in favor of Rankireddy and Shetty. Despite facing challenges in the second game and dealing with personal discomfort, Rankireddy remained focused and determined to succeed.

Reflecting on their performance, Shetty mentioned that they feel optimistic about the semifinals, highlighting their consistent strong play in the past few days. With the right mindset and preparation, they believe they can overcome any opponent they face.

Match of the Day

In an exhilarating match, Korea’s Chang Ye Na and Kim Hye Rin managed to defeat Indonesia’s Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu. The spectators were on the edge of their seats throughout the game. Although the Indonesian duo started strong, winning the first game with a score of 21-9 and leading comfortably in the second, they eventually faltered, allowing their Korean opponents to catch up and win the game with a score of 23-21. The third game followed a similar pattern, with Polii and Rahayu leading but eventually succumbing to Chang and Kim’s strategic play, resulting in a final score of 21-19.

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Chang commented on their comeback, noting that they initially fell behind due to rushing their game. However, they quickly recognized their opponents’ cautious approach and capitalized on it, ultimately securing the victory.

Other Results

Thai favorite Pornpawee Chochuwong delighted her fans with a remarkable performance, defeating Cheung Ngan Yi of Hong Kong China with a score of 21-15, 15-21, 21-12. Chochuwong’s win sets up an exciting semifinal match against her teammate Ratchanok Intanon.

Seo Seung Jae and his partner Chae Yujung were unable to proceed in the mixed doubles event, as they were defeated by China’s Wang Yi Liu and Huang Dong Ping, the second seeds, with a final score of 21-19, 21-14.

Kanta Tsuneyama, the reigning Thailand Open men’s singles champion, secured another shot at the title with an impressive victory over India’s Sai Praneeth B, concluding with a score of 21-18, 21-12.

Tang Chun Man and Tse Ying Suet, representing Hong Kong China, exhibited outstanding performance in the mixed doubles, eliminating Yuki Kaneko and Misaki Matsutomo of Japan with a final score of 21-13, 9-21, 21-15.

For more detailed results, please visit the official Carnegiecentre website.


1. Who is the last Malaysian player standing in the TOYOTA Thailand Open 2019?

  • Lee Zii Jia is the last Malaysian player remaining in the tournament.

2. How did Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty secure their victory?

  • Rankireddy and Shetty’s calm and confident approach, combined with their exceptional skills, contributed to their win.

3. What happened in the match between Chang Ye Na/Kim Hye Rin and Greysia Polii/Apriyani Rahayu?

  • Chang Ye Na and Kim Hye Rin made an impressive comeback after initially falling behind, capitalizing on their opponents’ cautious approach.
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The TOYOTA Thailand Open 2019 has been filled with breathtaking performances and unexpected outcomes. As the competition intensifies, the remaining players are ready to showcase their skills and determination in the upcoming semifinals. Stay tuned to Carnegiecentre for the latest updates and analysis on this thrilling badminton event.