JAKARTA - The women's doubles team Red and White Greysia Polii / Apriyani Rahayu stepped into the quarter-finals of the Yonex Thailand Open 2021 after defeating the host's representative Puttita Supajirakul / Sapsiree Taerattanachai, Thursday, January 14.
In the 58-minute second round match at Impact Arena, Bangkok, Thailand, the fifth seeded pair won a straight game over Supajirakul / Taerattanachai with a score of 21-18, 21-13.
The match had been running at a fast tempo since the first game because the two couples were both playing aggressively. However, Greysia / Apriyani continued to lead the scoring.
On the final points, the Thai representative made a mistake with some stray shots, thus adding to the points for Greysia / Apriyani until finally winning with an initial score of 21-18.
In the second game, Supajirakul / Taerattanachai didn't seem to want to just give up. They gave resistance even though Greysia / Apriyani still dominated the game.
However, the women's doubles ranked eighth in the world remained calm in facing these attacks. Greysia / Apriyani continued to lead and regained the second game with a final score of 21-13.
Quoted by Antara from the BWF page, Greysia / Apriyani had already bagged one previous victory over the pair ranked 20th in the world, namely in the 2019 Malaysia Masters event.
Furthermore, in the quarter-finals of the Yonex Thailand Open 2021, Friday, Greysia / Apriyani are still waiting for their opponents, between Malaysian representatives Pearly Tan / Thinaah Muralitharan or the Danish pair Alexandra Boje / Mette Poulsen.
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