National shuttlers Vivian Hoo (right) and Woon Khe Wei (left) in action againts Thailand yesterday. Pix by Aizuddin Saad

KUALA LUMPUR: National shuttlers Vivian Hoo and Woon Khe Wei remain optimistic of making their third final in a row, despite a tough draw for them in the women's doubles at the Kuala Lumpur Sea Games (KL2017).

Vivian said she is expecting things to get tough from the semi-finals, where they are expected to meet either Jongkholpan Kititharakul-Rawinda Prajongjai (Thailand) or Greysia Polii-Apriyani Rahayu (Indonesia).

"We are not thinking about the draw too much. What is important is that we give it our best shot," said Vivian.

"I believe we have a 50-50 chance against the Thai pair as we have played them before. We know how good they are and need to focus on performing our best.

"The BA of Malaysia (BAM) have set a target of winning this women's doubles gold and we are determined to win it."

Vivian-Khe Wei won the gold at the 2013 games in Myanmar but lost to teammates Amelia Alicia Anscelly-Soong Fie Cho in the final in Singapore (2015).

Chow Mei Kuan-Lee Meng Yean are the other pair competing in the women's doubles event at KL2017.

Translated from Harian Metro

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