Lee ZIi Jia immediately ran aground in the first round of the Japan Open 2022

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Lee ZIi Jia immediately ran aground in the first round of the Japan Open 2022


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Badminton News : The world’s 4th ranked men’s singles badminton player Lee Zii Jia had a hard time at the Japan Open World Tour Super 750 badminton tournament in Osaka, Japan, today.

The 2022 Asian champions lost 22-20, 23-21 to Indian Thomas Cup hero Kidambi Srikanth in today’s first round. It was Zii Jia’s first defeat in the opening round of the season.

The loss was a blow for Lee Zii Jia, who is looking to make amends in Osaka after being knocked out in the last 16 of last week’s prestigious 2022 World Championships in Tokyo.

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Kisambi Srikanth will next face Wang Tzu Wei from Taiwan or Kanta Tsuneyama from Japan in the second round tomorrow (1/9)..

Meanwhile, the women’s doubles pair Pearly Tan/M. Thinaah made a brilliant debut at the Japan Open when they beat world number 2 Shin Sheung Chan-Lee So Hee of South Korea in the first round today.

World number 11 Pearly-Thinaah beat Sheung Chan-So Hee, who took silver at last year’s World Championships, 16-21, 21-14 and 21-18 at the Maruzen Intec Arena in Osaka.

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It was a good response from Pearly/Thinaah after being knocked out of the last 16 of the World Championships in Tokyo last week.

The win against Sheung Chan/So Hee was their second major loss against the top five pair, having beaten world number 4 pair Yuki Fukushima/Sayaka Hirota of Japan twice this year.

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