(Blibli Indonesia Open) Yuki/Sayaka’s Second Title in Istora

Yuki Fukushima/Sayaka Hirota (Japan) the Blibli Indonesia Open 2019 Women’s Doubles title winner.
Yuki Fukushima/Sayaka Hirota (Japan) the Blibli Indonesia Open 2019 Women’s Doubles title winner.
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Jakarta | Yuki Fukushima/Sayaka Hirota has successfully clinched the Blibli Indonesia Open 2019 title after beating their own compatriot, Misaki Matsumoto/Ayaka Takahashi with the score of 21-16, 21-18, in the match that was held in Istora Senayan, Jakarta on Sunday (21/7). This result means that Yuki/Sayaka has also successfully defended the title that the pair has also won during the last Indonesia Open 2018.

“As much as possible we want to give the best and as much as possible we have to win in today’s match. Last year we were the champion and today we are the champion yet again. We don’t want to remember what happened in the past. Now, with this title, we want to be more motivated for the coming 2020 Olympics,” said Yuki Fukushima to Djarumbadminton.com

“The victory is important, but what’s more important is to be able to show the best until the end,” she added.

Yuki/Sayaka is seen to have dominated the match. Although they were left behind during the second game, but the current World’s No. 2 rank managed to turn the situation around and ended the match with a two-set victory over their opponent.

“In the first set, we didn’t have any difficulties. While on the second set, it’s true we were left behind at the beginning, but after knowing that our seniors’ condition is not fit, then we took more initiatives to play quickly and offensively,” said Sayaka Hirota.

On the other hand, Misaki Matsumoto/Ayaka Takahashi claims that they feel very disappointed as they are unable to bring home the Blibli Indonesia Open 2019 BWF World Tour Super 1000 title. Playing not in a fit condition is claimed to be the main obstacle for Misaki/Ayaka in the final match today.

“Since three days ago our body hasn’t been really fit, especially Misaki. We have tried our best to win today and we have also put out all of our best qualities. It’s such a shame as we are currently focusing on grabbing points for the coming 2020 Olympics, but unfortunately we have to lose today,” said Ayaka Takahashi.