Photo credit: TANG Shi

Third seeds Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl is out of Malaysia Open, a tournament they have won before. Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara were on fire today winning easy in 2 sets.

Matsumoto and Nagahara, the latest of Japan’s future stars that have been unearthed and who have had a meteoric rise over the past year, unsettled the All England champions with their attacking play and cantered through in rather comfortable fashion in their Women’s Doubles second round, 21-16 21-15, in 43 minutes.

Pedersen says: “We love to do our best in Malaysia, but it was difficult for us to find rhythm today. Our opponents are strong; we played them in the All England semi-finals and knew it would be tough. All the Japanese pairs are strong. These two are good in the attacking game, the tall girl (Matsumoto) has a good power smash.”

Read day 3 article from BWF here
See all draws for the quarterfinals here

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