Sunday, August 5, 2007

Good Philippines effort from Smith

Andrew Smith beat Korea's Lee Hyun-ll to reach the last 16 of the Philippines Open before losing to Malaysian second seed Lee Chong Wei.

Smith beat the Korean 22-24 21-19 21-13 in the second round before going down to Lee 21-12 21-16. Smith (Hants) was the only English player in the tournament.

The Malaysian took the title by beating top seed Chen Hong of China 21-19 21-15 having benefited from a semi-final walkover.

Other winners:

Women's singles: Zhou Mi (Chn)

Men's doubles Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong (Mas)

Women's doubles: Yu Chin Chien & Wen Hsing Cheng (Tpe)

Mixed doubles: Nova Widianto & Lilyana Natsir (Ina)

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