Commonwealth Games: Mixed doubles duo Terry Hee, Jessica Tan stun top seeds to reach final

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Singapore's mixed doubles duo Jessica Tan (front) and Terry Hee in action at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
Singapore's mixed doubles duo Jessica Tan (front) and Terry Hee in action at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. (PHOTO: Bradley Collyer/PA Images via Getty Images)

SINGAPORE — Singapore shuttlers Terry Hee and Jessica Tan reached the mixed doubles final at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, after stunning top-seeded Malaysians Tan Kian Meng and Lai Pei Jing in the semi-finals.

The husband-wife pair won in straight games 25-23, 21-18 at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham to earn a shot at the gold medal on Monday, when they face England's Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith in the final.

Ellis and Smith defeated Scotland's Adam Hall and Julie McPherson 21-14, 21-7 in the other semi-final.

Hee and Tan, who are ranked world No.35, could become the first Singapore shuttlers to win a Commonwealth Games gold after Li Li landed the women's singles gold in Manchester in 2002.

The duo - who were married last October - had been in good form this year, winning the India Open title in January.

In the women's singles semi-finals, Singapore's Yeo Jia Min battled hard but could not overcome top-seeded Pusarla V. Sindhu of India, losing 19-21, 17-21.

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