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Discussion in 'Dutch Open / Denmark Open 2011' started by chris-ccc, Oct 15, 2011.
Now comes the Thais girls against the S'pore girls.
THA won WD. Good game with plenty of hard smashes.
YOU got them all right!!! Awesome!!
I goofed up!!! What can I say, must be that part of me that's still human...
And as it turns out, your more experienced pair of Poles took the title as well!
Kunchala did a double-double!!!
Kunchala: the new face for Timmy's. "Make mine a double-double. To go..."
Ahem [bow, bow]. Thank you, thank you
Very happy for Auntie Yao Jie
Note: PREDICTIONS, NOT GUESSES
Congratulations to all finalists who gave us good matches to follow
Congratulations to all finalists who gave us good matches to follow.
One in particular; Hsueh Hsuan Yi  (TPE) who lost Game 1 but came back to take the match 18-21, 21-15, 21-16 in 66 minutes.
BTW, Hsueh Hsuan Yi will be facing Kestutis Navickas of Lithuania at the 2011 Denmark Open SSP on Tuesday 18-October at the Qualification Rounds.
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Your 5 predictions are correct, wow
Auntie YJ ended Sindhu gallant run with straight-sets, 1 title for the host. And pretty Kunchala bagged 2 winning this time, rare feat by her Congrats to all champs
P.V. Sindhu did perform quite well
P.V. Sindhu did perform quite well, having recorded the biggest victory of her career when she shocked top seed and World No.11 Porntip of Thailand 21-14, 15-21, 21-13 in the semifinals.
P.V. Sindhu started the tournament well, first defeating No.4 Seed and World No.22 Juan Gu of Singapore in Round 1.
Against Yao Jie, the World No.19 of the Netherlands, it was quite different. Yao Jie tamed P.V. Sindhu down using experience.
Hope for some BCers, who were at the tournament court-side, to post some photos of Kunchala.
To revisit all the matches just click onto badmintoneurope.tv
This is how Badminton Europe summarised this tournament;
Yonex Dutch Open – Poles win War on Dutch soil
17 October 2011
Michal Logosz and Adam Cwalina today claimed the biggest victory of their career as they won the Dutch Open in Almere. Logosz the likable Pole, who once compared their mindset on court to that of men at war, came out on top in an intense battle today against top seeded Germans Schoettler and Kindervater.
In a day of finals dominated by Asian medals all European eyes were anxiously waiting for the final match on court between the Germans and the Poles. What a final it proved to be with a full house staying right to the end.
The first set was tight from start to finish with Logosz and Cwalina eventually edging it 21-19. In the second the Germans bounced right back and led the set from start to finish to level the match at one set each with a 21-19 win.
The third set saw the Poles lift their game to yet another level and Kindervater and Schoettler had no answers to the relentless onslaught from Cwalina and Logosz as the Poles attacking game certainly reached new heights. A 21-14 win in the deciding set saw Cwalina drop to his knees for the biggest win of his career to date.
It has been a remarkable run for the Poles over the course of the last two months. A pair of victories in Belgium and Czech Republic alongside a runner up spot in Brazil and Ukraine has seen Cwalina and Logosz storm up the world rankings. This Grand Prix victory today will cement the Poles world ranking standing firmly inside the top 20 pairs in the world as they hunt down a spot in London next summer.
“It has been a remarkable 2 months for us since the worlds in London. We have worked hard and we have been really focused on what we wanted to achieve but really in some ways what we have done is way beyond our expectations. To win this grand prix will put us inside the world’s top 20 probably but we still know there is such a long way to go to get to the Olympics next year” said the 34 year old Logosz to Badminton Europe.
There was added joy from a European perspective as Yao Jie ended the run of Indian whiz kid P.V. Shindu with a master class in controlled women’s singles badminton. All the talk had been about Shindu’s march to the final but today it was all about Yao Jie in her home tournament. The Indian came out of the blocks like a steam train but the veteran Dutch number 1, buoyed by the news that all the top Dutch players will now be allowed play for the national team once again, thwarted every attack that the young Indian threw her way.
Yao Jie took the opening set 21-16 and finished off the weeks work to rapturous applause with a 21-17 win in the second set.
In the battle of the two top seeds in the mixed doubles it was the lower ranked Thai pair of Anugritayawon and Voravichitchaikul that came out on top over compatriots Prapakamol and Thoungthongkam in two sets in what resembled an exhibition match at times.
The men’s singles was another closely contested all Asian affair with seventh seed Hsueh Hsuan Yi eventually coming out on top over fellow Chinese Taipai team mate Chou Tien Chen 21-16 in the deciding set in a match that extended six minutes into the second hour.
The unsung hero of the day had to be Kunchala Voravichitchaikul as the softly spoken Thai girl won her second gold of the day alongside Duanganong Aroonkesorn. Voravichitchaikul was without exception the class doubles player on view this week and their victory of the inform pair of Shinta and Yao Lei from Singapore had world class written all over it.
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Article by Mark Phelan (Live in Almere)
Women's Doubles Final