KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai Jemie continued their impressive streak, when they reached the quarter-finals of the German Open in Mulheim on Thursday.
The national mixed doubles pair, lived up to their billing as third seeds by beating Taiwan's Lee Yang-Hsu Ya Ching 21-16, 21-15.
Soon Huat-Shevon, who are expected to overtake teammates Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing on the world ranking again, will play fifth seeds Dechapol Puavaranukroh-Sapsiree Taerattanachai of Thailand next on Friday, for a place in the last four.
"Today's (Thursday) match was pretty straight forward. I'm glad because we prepared well for it," said Shevon.
"There are still some areas for us to improve on.
"However, the new service rule is pretty rigid, and we are trying to get used to it. A lot of players have been struggling," added Shevon.
Meanwhile, 2016 Rio Olympic Games silver medallist Goh Liu Ying blamed herself after she and her partner Chan Peng Soon, crashed out in the opening round on Wednesday.
Liu Ying, who was reunited with Peng Soon this year following a string of injuries, said: "I don't think there was anything wrong with our combination, except for the fact that I did not play well.
"As far as injuries are concerned, I feel okay, but I could have done so much better. Hopefully Peng Soon and I could pick up to do better in the All England next week."
The former national No 1 pair failed to live up to expectations when they went down in straight games, 21-19, 21-18 to Indonesian qualifiers Praveen Jordan-Melati Daeva Oktavianti.