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Jakarta Post

Tontowi/Liliyana eye World Championship

Jakarta   /   Wed, March 13 2013   /  04:06 pm

Nation’s pride: Mixed doubles shuttlers Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir pose with their trophies after winning the All England title in Birmingham, England. The pair won 21-13, 21-17 over China’s Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei. Courtesy of PBSIAfter winning their second consecutive All England superseries premier title, Indonesian mixed doubles pair Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir are setting their sights on winning the World Championship that will be held in Guangzhou, China, from Aug. 5-11, 2013.

“After this, we will take part in the Swiss Open [from March 12-17 in Basel, Switzerland], but there’s a more important competition that we have our eyes on, the World Championships,” Liliyana said in a press release sent to The Jakarta Post.

She said the victory at the oldest and most prestigious All England Championship had encouraged them to perform ...