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Jakarta Post

Asian Games: Aldila aims to enter world’s top 500 this year

  • Nurni Sulaiman and Apriadi Gunawan

    The Jakarta Post

Palembang, South Sumatra   /   Sun, August 26, 2018   /   09:58 am
Asian Games: Aldila aims to enter world’s top 500 this year Aldila Sutjiadi celebrates winning a point. (JP/Jerry Adiguna)

Indonesian rising star Aldila Sutjiadi, who won the gold medal alongside Christopher Benjamin Rungkat in the 2018 Asian Games tennis mixed doubles final on Saturday, has set her sites on reaching the top 500 in the world rankings this year.

Aldila is currently ranked 631st.

“I plan to improve, I want to be in world’s top 500s this year,” said Aldila, who is nicknamed Dila.

Aldila has had a rollercoaster ride at the Games, being beaten by gold medalist Wang Qiang of China in women’s singles quarterfinals just two days before winning the gold in the mixed doubles.

The 23-year-old said she and Christopher had worked really hard in training – both on their skills and their chemistry – ahead of Saturday’s victory.

“We just wanted to do our best for Indonesia. We worked really hard and we managed to perform as a solid team,” said Alidla. (nkn)