Malaysia’s top ladies player and Lee Chong Wei’s girl friend, Wong Mew Choo was defeated by Ai Gato of Japan in the second round of the World badminton championship 2009.
Mew Choo seeded 14th but lost in rubber games to Ai Goto 21-18, 12-21,21-23. Mew Choo was controlling the first set and won with some resistance from Goto.
In the second set, Mew Choo was also leading comfortably until she made a simple error at the net. A simple tap in is all she needed. After that it was all error by Mew Choo.
Mew Choo was having problems with the drift in the court. Error after error at the baseline. In the third she was dead and buried but came back strongly to get to match point at 21-20.
Ai Goto didn’t give up and fight like a bull terrier and deservingly defeated Mew Choo, Malaysia’s only hope in the women singles event. Goto will take on Zhou Mi next in the next round.