Women’s singles number 1 seed Tai Tzu Ying has withdrawn from the Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Open which starts Tuesday citing to a knee injury.

“I need to rest but there was no gap so I did not have time to let my knee rest and recover. I got a week after the French Open before coming here. It’s very painful and I’m afraid of aggravating it,” Tai Tzu Ying told BWF while confirming she would not play in Hong Kong next week.

Malaysia’s top men’s singles player Lee Zii Jia has also withdrawn from the Hong Kong Open to recover from severe food poisoning.

Lee Zii Jia retired from his match against Kento Momota on Thursday in Fuzhou China Open due to this same reason.

“Zii Jia was feeling lethargic and has had difficulties to train due to the food poisoning. We have decided to pull him out of the Hong Kong Open and he will have a medical check-up in Malaysia,” Malaysian coach Hendrawan stated.

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