Saturday, 19 January 2019

Greysia/Apriani Wins Thailand Badminton Open title

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  • Indonesian badminton players: Greysia Polii (2nd from left) and Apriani Rahayu (Right), Della Destiara Haris (2nd from right), Anggia Shiita Awanda (3rd from left). Image: ANTARA/Rosa Panggabean

    Indonesian badminton players: Greysia Polii (2nd from left) and Apriani Rahayu (Right), Della Destiara Haris (2nd from right), Anggia Shiita Awanda (3rd from left). Image: ANTARA/Rosa Panggabean

    TEMPO.CO, JakartaIndonesian womens double players Greysia Polii and Apriani Rahayu won a champion title at Thailand Badminton Open on Sunday.

    They defeated the hosts pair Chayanit Chaladchalam/Pathaimas Muenwong in straight sets 21-12, 21-12 in the final round at Nimibutr Stadium, Bangkok.

    The Indonesian pair started the first game by losing three points at 5-8 but later they successfully turned the game to their favor 19-8 and finally won the first game 21-12.

    In the second game Greysia/Apriani gave no opportunity for their opponents to develop their play leading 11-7 in the interval before finally closed the second game to their favor 21-12 and won the champion title.

    With the victory the newly-matched duo met the target set for them and gave a positive signal for the countrys badminton progress.

    ANTARA