DOWN as the only Indonesian representative in the women’s doubles event at the All England 2022 tournament, 2020 Tokyo Olympic champion Greysia Polii/Apriyani Rahayu managed to win a ticket to the second round, after defeating Denmark’s Maiken Fruegaard/Sara Thygesen.
In a fierce battle lasting 1 hour 17 minutes, Greysia/Apriyani managed to win the rubber game with the final scores 21-17, 20-22, and 21-14.
Based on BWF records, this victory is the ninth time for Greysia/Apriyani, with the Indonesian number one women’s doubles pair unbeaten from their nine meetings with Maiken/Sara.
Advancing to the second round, Greysia/Apriyani will then face the Indian pair Treesa Jolly/Gayatri Gopichand Pullela, on their way the Indian representative won three games over Thailand’s Benyapa Aimsaard/Nuntakarn Aimsaar with a score of 17-21, 22-20 and 21 -14.
Meanwhile in the men’s singles event, Indonesian representative Jonatan Christie also managed to win over French representative Brice Leverdez after completing the three-game battle 21-9, 16-21 and 21-17.
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With Jonathan successfully advancing to the second round, the seventh seed in the men’s singles will meet again with the representative of Thailand, Kunlavut Vitidsar. In his action, Kunlavut Vitidsar succeeded in overthrowing India’s representative Prannoy Kumar in a two-game battle 21-15 and 24-22.
The Jonatan vs Kunlavut Vitidsar match will be a rematch of the 2022 German Open round of 16, when Kunlavut Vitidsar managed to overthrow Jonathan with a score of 22-20 and 21-9.
While Jonatan managed to advance to the second round, unfortunately, bad luck had to be experienced by Shesar Hiren Rhustavito’s men’s singles which had to stop in the first round.
Against fourth seed from Taiwan Chou Tien Chen, Shesar lost in a straight two-game battle 10-21 and 19-21. (OL-7)