Greysia/Apriyani Win, Indonesia Equalizes

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AARHUS – Women’s doubles Greysia Polii/Apriyani Rahayu equalized the match between Indonesia and Thailand to 1-1 in the 2020 Uber Cup quarter-finals. They defeated Jongkolphan Kititharakul/Rawinda Prajongjai 21-17, 17-21, and 21-19.

Also Read: Uber Cup 2020 Quarter-Final Results: Gregoria Loses, Indonesia Behind 0-1

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.

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