Support pours in for M. Thinaah after downbeat social media post

KUALA LUMPUR: National women's doubles player M. Thinaah received support from fellow shuttlers and former internationals following her downbeat Instagram post after a first-round exit at the Singapore Open. Thinaah and her partner Pearly Tan, ranked world No. 13, were defeated 21-10, 21-10 by China's Liu Sheng Shu and Tan Ning, their third loss to the pair this year. Despite feeling low, Thinaah expressed her determination to keep pushing forward, aiming for a strong performance at the Indonesia Open before the Olympics.

Encouragement came from players like Lim Chiew Sien, Tan Boon Heong, Yap Roy King, and Goh Soon Huat. Pearly-Thinaah, once top performers, have had a challenging season with only a few notable achievements. They will face Taiwan's Sung Shuo Yun-Yu Chien Hui at the Indonesia Open next week, with a potential second-round match against world No. 9 Apriyani Rahayu and Siti Fadia Silva Ramadhanti.

01 Jun 2024