Apriyani/Fadia Enter the Top 30 in the World

Indonesian women’s doubles Apriyani Rahayu/Siti Fadia Silva Ramadhanti broke into the top 30 in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) ranking list, which was released Tuesday (20/9).

In the BWF’s latest ranking list for the 38th week of the 2022 season, Apriyani/Fadia rose three strips to number 28 in the world with a collection of 45,690 points.

The women’s doubles, which was only paired earlier this year and made its debut at the SEA Games Vietnam last May, continues to increase in ranking along with the two players’ consistent performances in the several tournaments they have participated in this year.

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Apriyani/Fadia first got the BWF world ranking at 210th position after being runner-up at the Indonesia Masters 2022, which was held last June.

Their ranking then shot through the world’s top 100 after advancing to the quarter-finals of the 2022 Indonesia Open Super 1000 tournament.

Slowly but surely, the Vietnam SEA Games gold winner continues to try to prove himself to be the successor to the Indonesian women’s doubles, which was left by Greysia Polii who decided to retire.

Apriyani/Fadia won their first super series title at the 2022 Malaysia Open (Super 750) last July after defeating a series of other world elite women’s doubles.

The victory managed to bring them up to 54 points to rank 79th in the world.

Apriyani/Fadia won their second title at the 2022 Singapore Open, July, which led them to move up the ranks to penetrate the world’s top 50.

The Indonesian women’s doubles coach Eng Hian is targeting that her protege can quickly penetrate the world’s top eight in order to participate in the 2024 Paris Olympics qualifying tournament.

« Apri/Fadia’s target is to enter the world’s top elite as soon as possible, namely to rank in the top eight, » said Eng Hian.

The women’s doubles world number one is still occupied by the Chinese pair Chen Qing Chen/Jia Yi Fan, followed by two South Korean representatives, namely Kim So Yeong/Kong Hee Yong and Lee So Hee/Shin Seung Chan, who took second and third positions, respectively. (Ant/OL-1)