Asian Games: Indonesia's Aldila stuns Japan's Kato to reach tennis quarterfinal
The Jakarta Post
Indonesia's women’s tennis player Aldila Sutjiadi has stunned fifth seed Miyu Kato of Japan by winning 6-1, 6-0 in a match at Jakabaring Tennis Center in Palembang, South Sumatra, on Tuesday.
Aldila took only 64 minutes to own the match after defeating world No. 169 Kato.
With the win, world No. 641 Aldila secured a spot in the quarterfinal, in which she will face second seed Wang Qiang of China.
The Indonesian said she was ready to face the world's second-best player in the tournament, although she didn’t know what strategy she would use to produce another shocking win.
“I think I will apply the same strategy as I used in facing Kato today,” Aldila told The Jakarta Post in a post-match interview.
Aldila played smoothly in the competition as she overcame 10th seed Peangtarn Plipue of Thailand in the opener.
Besides hoping for a medal in the singles category, Aldila also aims to win one in the doubles with Christopher Rungkat. In the doubles, Aldila and Christopher have reached the third round. (nkn)
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