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Jakarta Post

Tontowi and Liliyana win 2018 Indonesia Open title

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, July 9, 2018   /   05:06 pm
Tontowi and Liliyana win 2018 Indonesia Open title Tontowi Ahmad (right) and Liliyana Natsir (left) (Antara/Akbar Nugroho Gumay)

Indonesia's world number one mixed doubles pair Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir defended their Indonesia Open title after securing a quick win over Malaysia’s Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying in the final round in Jakarta on Sunday.

The victory was a swansong for Liliyana, 32, who treated the 2018 edition as her last participation in the tournament .

In top form, Tontowi and Liliyana owned the match without dropping a game. The Indonesians were only challenged in the first game, which they won 21-17.

The second game was over quickly, with the pair wrapping it up 21-8. Overall, the match lasted 38 minutes.

Liliyana, Indonesia’s queen of mixed doubles, said she would retire at end of this year. Before retiring, she plans to win her first gold medal at the Asian Games, which will be held in Jakarta and Palembang, South Sumatra, in August and September.