Early exit for Pearly-Thinaah in Australian Open

KUALA LUMPUR: Women's pair Pearly Tan-M.Thinaah crashed out in the opening round of the Australian Open today.

The world No 11 fought tooth and nail but were ousted 22-20, 17-21, 21-17 by China's world No 6 Zhang Shu Xian-Zheng Yu.

The Malaysian duo have now suffered four straight early exits (including second rounds).

Another Malaysian pair, Vivian Hoo-Lim Chiew Sien, were sent packing in the opening round with a 11-21, 21-18, 21-19 loss to Singapore's Jin Yu Jia-Crystal Wong.

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