ACEHFOOTBALL.net — Women's doubles Greysia Polii / Apriyani Rahayu secures tickets to the final of Yonex Thailand Open 2021 after eliminating the third seed from South Korea Lee So Hee / Shin Seung Chan.
In the semifinal match which took place on Saturday at Impact Arena, Bangkok, Greysia / Apriyani won the rubber game victory over the pair from the ginseng country with a score 15-21, 21-15, 21-16.
At the opening gym, Lee / Shin continued to press. Greysia / Apriyani could not do much. Difficult to get out of this pressure eventually made Greysia / Apriyani often left behind and gave up with results 15-21.
But in the second gym, Greysia / Apriyani, the fifth seed in the tournament, made a surprise. This time, they return to attack and dominate the game. They are able to read the patterns of their opponents who are already weak. With a score 21-15, Greysia / Apriyani won the second game.
At the determining gym, Lee / Shin never seem to change the pattern of their game. Greysia / Apriyani used this condition to collect points. Hard blows from the Indonesian duo undermined Lee / Shin's defense. Overwhelmed, finally they fell to their knees with the closing score 16-21.
On the paper, Lee / Shin are more favored because they are currently ranked 4th in the world, while Greysia / Apriyani is in the ranking 8. However, from the previous four meetings, the Indonesian representative has already won with three wins.
Furthermore, in the final match of the Yonex Thailand Open 2021, Sunday, Greysia / Apriyani are still waiting for their potential opponents, seventh seed from Thailand Jongkolphan Kititharakul / Rawinda Prajongjai or fourth seed from South Korea Kim So Yeong / Kong Hee Yong.