Chen/Jia defend into semi

Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan pulled it back after dropping the first game to defeat Korea’s Lee So Hee and Shin Seung Chan 15-21 21-19 21-17 🏸#ABO19

Find out what the pair had to say about the dramatic game ⬇

1. How did you turn the first game around when you were falling behind?

“Our opponents were really good at attacking, we feel lucky to win this match. We kept our self-belief to keep defending in this 85 minute match and win the last two points.”

2. Why were your opponents able to keep the score close in the recent two matches?

“Lee and Shin both were good at smash and defence. Their physical condition was not perfect before because of their injuries. In this match, we all perform really well and try our best to gain each point.”

3. What do you think the atmosphere in the Australian Badminton Open compared with the Malaysian Badminton Open and All England Open early this year?

“The atmosphere is really good here and makes me feel like we were back in China” – Jia

“This is the luckiest place for us, as I won a gold medal here with Zheng Siwei in 2017” – Chen