Two Indonesian women's doubles pairs enter Vietnam Open semifinals

Two Indonesian women's doubles pairs enter Vietnam Open semifinals

Indonesian women's doubles pair Della Destiara Haris (right) and Rizki Amelia Pradipta. ANTARA FOTO/Hafidz Mubarak/pd.

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Two Indonesian badminton women's doubles pairs broke into the semifinals of the Yonex-Sunrise Vietnam Open 2019 held at the Nguyen Du Club, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

The Anggia Shitta Awanda/Pia Zebadiah Bernadet and Della Destiara Haris/Rizki Amelia Pradipta pairs are among the five Indonesian doubles players competing in the quarterfinals on Friday.

The Anggia/Pia pair advanced to the semifinals after getting the better of Thai pair Chasinee Korepap/Kwanchanok Sudjaipraparat, 21-14, 21-19, while Della/Rizki defeated Thailand's sixth-seeded pair of Chayanit Chaladchalam/Phataimas Muenwong, 11-21, 21-14, 21-17.

In the semifinals on Saturday, the Anngia/Pia pair will face Huang Jia/Zhang Shu Xian pair of China, while Della/Rizki will clash against Japanese pair Erina Honda/Nozomi Shimizu, BWF noted on its official website.

The three other Indonesian doubles pairs, who lost in the quarterfinals, are mixed doubles pair Ricky Karandasuwardi/Pia Zebadiah Bernadet, who tasted defeat against Lee Jhe-Huei/Hsu Ya Ching of Chinese Taipei, 21-14, 12-21, 19-21, and men's doubles pair Muhammad Shohibul Fikri/Bagas Maulana, who bowed down to Na Sung Seung/Wang Chan of South Korea, 16-21, 23-21, 12-21.

The other is women's doubles pair Ni Ketut Mahadewi Istarani/Tania Oktaviani Kusumah, who lost to Erina Honda/Nozomi Shimizu of Japan, 17-21, 19-21.

The Vietnam Open 2019 semifinals, with a total prize of US$75 thousand on offer, will be held on Saturday, from 1 p.m. local time onwards. Related news: Indonesia advances to 2019 Yonex Chinese Taipei Open's quarter-finals

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