Lim disappointed but vows to learn

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Alyssa Lim has vowed to put into practice the lessons learned from her brief Yonex All England Open Badminton Championship outing as her career takes a different path.

Lim, from Buckingham, and women’s doubles partner Jessica Fletcher crashed out in the first round in Birmingham 21-18, 21-18 to Kirsty Gilmour and Jillie Cooper.

It was the pair’s last tournament together before being split up, and the 22-year-old expects to use the experience to keep improving.

Lim said: “Individually we’ve both improved so hopefully with our new partners, we can take on this experience.

“We’re obviously disappointed – it was two fairly close sets. It would have been nice to take one.

“We played them right at the start of the season and it was a lot more convincing for them then, so we should take the positives.

“We were starting to feel a bit of a groove. This is our first season of training together in the same environment, which helped us.

“There were some sloppy errors in there but we knew if we played to our best, we could have definitely done a lot better, but you can’t always play to the top of your game.”

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