HK heavyweights reach Malaysia semis
Hong Kong's Zhou Mi and Wang Chen cruised into the singles semi-finals at the Malaysia Super Series event in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. World number one Zhou defeated Julia Wong Pei-Xian of Malaysia 21-18, 21-14 in a mere 37 minutes while Wang, the third seed, overcame Malaysian Lydia Cheah Li-Ya 21-15, 21-10. Zhou will take on fourth seed Pi Hongyan of France, while Wang faces second seed Tine Rasmussen of Denmark. In the mixed doubles, Hong Kong's Yohan Wiratama and Chau Hoi-wah were beaten in the last eight, losing 2-0 to a Thai pair.