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Low Wee Wern in action at the 2014 US Open

Malaysian Open: Low Run Continues to Reach Semi-Final

Malaysian qualifier Low Wee Wern continued her strong return to action on the PSA World Tour after almost two years out as she reached the semi-finals of the Malaysian Open.

Low – who came through qualifying at the tournament – continued to surprise after she came from a game down to knock out number two seed Liu Tsz-Ling by a 10-12, 11-6, 11-6, 11-2 scoreline in 39 minutes.

The Malaysian will now face compatriot and number three seed Sivasangari Subramaniam in the next round after she defeated Hong Kong’s Lee Ka Yi straight games.

The other women’s semi-final will see top seed Omneya Abdel Kawy face Satomi Watanabe after they beat Hong Kong’s Ho Tze-Lok and South Africa’s Alexandra Fuller in straight-games, respectively.

Meanwhile in the men’s draw, the top four seeds all sailed through to the semi-finals with Hong Kong’s World No.20 Leo Au leading the charge as he powered past Malaysia’s Nafiizwan Adnan 11-3, 12-10, 4-11, 11-8.

Au will now face Qatar’s World No.33 Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi in the semi-finals after he came from 2-1 down to defeat Wales’ Joel Makin 8-11, 11-9, 11-13, 11-7, 11-8 in 68 minutes.

The other semi-final will see number two seed Tsz Fung Yip face France’s Lucas Serme after they knocked out India’s Mahesh Mangaonkar and Malaysia’s Eain Yow Ng, respectively.

Results
Men’s Quarter-finals
[1] Leo Au (HKG) bt [7] Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS) 3-1: 11-3, 12-10, 4-11, 11-8 (60m)
[3] Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi (QAT) bt [5] Joel Makin (WAL) 3-2: 8-11, 11-9, 11-13, 11-7, 11-8 (68m)
[4] Lucas Serme (FRA) bt [8] Eain Yow Ng (MAS) 3-1: 11-4, 11-7, 8-11, 12-10 (57m)
[2] Tsz Fung Yip (HKG) bt Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) 3-1: 11-5, 12-10, 5-11, 16-14 (54m)

Women’s Quarter-finals
[Q] Low Wee Wern (MAS) bt [2] Liu Tsz-Ling (HKG) 3-1: 10-12, 11-6, 11-6, 11-2 (39m)
[3] Sivasangari Subramaniam (MAS) bt Lee Ka Yi (HKG) 3-0: 11-6, 11-5, 11-6 (25m)
[4] Satomi Watanabe (JPN) bt [5] Alexandra Fuller (RSA) 3-0: 11-3, 11-4, 11-8 (16m)
[1] Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY) bt [7] Ho Tze-Lok (HKG) 3-0: 11-9, 12-10, 11-7 (28m)

Draw
Men’s Semi-finals
[2] Tsz Fung Yip (HKG) v [4] Lucas Serme (FRA)
[3] Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi (QAT) v [1] Leo Au (HKG)

Women’s Semi-finals
[1] Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY) v [4] Satomi Watanabe (JPN)
[3] Sivasangari Subramaniam (MAS) v [Q] Low Wee Wern (MAS)

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