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Greysia/Apriyani maintain Indonesia’s hopes to advance to the semifinals through a slick appearance at Ceres Arena, Aarhus, Denmark, Friday (15/10/2021). Understandably, Indonesia was 0-1 behind because Gregoria Mariska Tunjung lost in the first party.
At the beginning of the first game, Greysia/Apri looks still not hot. The pair who won the Tokyo 2020 Olympic gold medals fell behind to a five-point deficit.
Seen some mistakes made especially by Apriyani. While Greysia still hasn’t put out a quick and deadly game.
Their game started to improve when the Thai pair hit number eight. Greysia/Apri started to play at a fast tempo and did not miss the cheers of the two of them starting to sound.
Finally from trailing 4-8, Greysia/Apri reversed the position to 10-9. Until the end of the first interval, they were ahead with a score of 11-9.
In the second interval, the Thai pair continued to provide resistance by presenting a solid defense. The game became tighter and even created a rally of up to 72 strokes.
The Thai pair looked increasingly unsettled when Greysia/Apri extended the lead. Finally Greysia/Apriyani closed the first game with 21-17.