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Topflight badminton tourney begins with a bang

  • Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, July 17 2019   /  12:47 am
Full force: Indonesian women doubles’ pair Greysia Polii (right) and Apriyani Rahayu face off against Japan’s Ayako Sakuramoto and Yukiko Takahata during the Blibli Indonesia Open 2019 HSBC BWF World Tour Super 1000 at the Istora Senayan in Jakarta on Tuesday. Greysia and Apriyani won 21-15 21-16.(JP/Seto Wardhana)(right) and Apriyani Rahayu face off against Japan’s Ayako Sakuramoto and Yukiko Takahata during the Blibli Indonesia Open 2019 HSBC BWF World Tour Super 1000 at the Istora Senayan in Jakarta on Tuesday. Greysia and Apriyani won 21-15 21-16.(JP/Seto Wardhana)

Full force: Indonesian women doubles’ pair Greysia Polii (right) and Apriyani Rahayu face off against Japan’s Ayako Sakuramoto and Yukiko Takahata during the Blibli Indonesia Open 2019 HSBC BWF World Tour Super 1000 at the Istora Senayan in Jakarta on Tuesday. Greysia and Apriyani won 21-15 21-16.(JP/Seto Wardhana)As the first Super 1000 tournament after the start of qualification for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, the 2019 Blibli Indonesia Open began Tuesday with intense matches, with players well aware of the importance of securing as many points as possible to earn a spot on the badminton stage in Tokyo.Indonesian women’s doubles player Greysia Polii said she acknowledged the challenges in her category, which was full of top players.The women’s doubles category offered high-level competition from Japanese players fighting to qualify for the Olympics, she said.The Olympics ...