KUALA LUMPUR: Mixed doubles Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying will be out to put an end to their poor record against Indonesia’s Praveen Jordan-Melati Daeva Oktavia.
The Malaysian duo, who lost in two previous encounters, will play Praveen-Melati in the Japan Open quarter-finals tomorrow.
The 2012 Japan Open champions fell to the Indonesian pair at the German Open in March and India Open in January.
Peng Soon-Liu Ying advanced to the last eight today when they beat India's Pranaav Jerry Chopra-Reddy N Sikki 21-16, 21-16.
Praveen-Melati defeated England's Chris Adcock-Gabriellle Adcock 23-21, 21-18 in the second round.
"This year we lost both our matches against them. We hope to overcome them this time by raising our level.
"After playing two matches here, we are still not happy with our form as we feel that we can perform much better," said Peng Soon.
Malaysia's other mixed pair, Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai Jemie also advanced to the knockout stage when they beat China's He Jiting-Du Yue 21-13, 23-21.
The World No 6 will square off against second seeds Wang Yilyu-Huang Dongping of China in the race to make the semi-finals.