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    Malaysia’s Zii Jia upsets Axelson at Korea Open

    KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) — Malaysia’s top shuttler Lee Zii Jia claimed another big scalp by beating world number seven Viktor Axelsen of Denmark at the Korea Open badminton championship yesterday.

    The 21-year-old player booked his ninth quarter-final berth after claiming a 21-18, 21-16 victory against the former world number one in 35 minutes in the second round battle. It is Zii Jia’s first win against the Dane, who just returned from back and leg injuries a few weeks ago.

    “I’m very happy that I have entered my ninth quarter-final today, and also winning against my idol Axelsen. It means a lot to me.

    “But apparently Axelsen has not fully recovered, and of course I also played my best today. Hopefully, he will come back stronger,” he said.

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