JAKARTA - The pair Apriyani Rahayu/Siti Fadia Silva Ramadhanti are so excited to welcome the final round of the Malaysia Open on Sunday and are committed to going all out to win the title.
The 133rd-ranked women's doubles looked stunning by defeating a number of pairs ranked much higher than them, including sixth seed Nami Matsuyama/Chihari Shida and world number one Chen Qing Chen/Jia Yi Fan. Next in the final match, the pair Zhang Shu Xian/Zheng Yu from China will be their last opponent.
"We've met them before, so we know more or less each other's patterns," said Fadia, as reported by PP PBSI's official statement in Jakarta, Saturday.
"So tomorrow we have to go all out and make all aspects good so that on the field it's also good," Apri added.
Apri/Fadia won 1-0, in the first meeting which was in the last 16 of the Indonesia Open 2022 with the rubber game 21-16, 16-21, 21-18.
Quoted from ANTARA, Apri/Fadia's success in the final round was obtained after defeating the South Korean women's doubles, Jeong Na Eun/Kim Hye Jeong with a score of 21-14, 22-20.
Apri/Fadia opened the match which took place at Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, by recording a long lead in the first game 21-14.
However, in the second game, the match almost became a rubber game when Apri/Fadia trailed 13-17. But patience made them managed to equalize 17-17.
After that, the point chase continued. Jeong/Kim won the first game points 19-20. However, Apri/Fadia managed to win three consecutive points to close the match with a 22-20 victory.
"I feel happy and proud, but there is still one more step tomorrow. We want to be consistent and don't want to be complacent," said Apri.
For Apri/Fadia, this is the third final in the first four tournaments they have participated in. Another final took place at the SEA Games Vietnam 2021, where Apri/Fadia won the gold medal and the Indonesia Masters 2022 which ended as runners up.
"There was a feeling of not expecting to be able to enter the final three times in our first four tournaments. I think it will be slow, it needs a process but I also believe this is thanks to serious training, because I know that no effort will betray the results," concluded Fadia. .
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