In the match at Energi Areena, which ended on Saturday (2/10/2021) past midnight WIB, Greyia/Apriyani won the rubber game. The 2020 Olympic gold medal pair lost the second game before finally winning with a score of 22-20, 17-21, 21-18.
Greysia/Apriyani faced tough resistance from Tan/Thinaah. After successfully reversing the position to lead 11-10 in the first game interval, Greysia / Apriyani managed to maintain their lead.
However, Tan/Thinaah slowly but surely pursued point by point so that they managed to equalize the score 20-20. Nevertheless, Greysia/Apriyani were able to gain the last two points to win the first game with 22-20.
In the second game, Greysia/Apriyani failed to maintain its superiority in the beginning. Tan/Thinaah slowly left Greysia/Apriyani by grabbing the second gym to ensure the match continued to the deciding gym.
Greysia/Apriyani step on the gas in the third game. After the 3-3 position, Greysia/Apriyani continued to excel and took four consecutive points to lead the interval at 11-5.
Even though the opponent had approached, Greysia / Apriyani still managed to keep their distance. An unsuccessful challenge from the Malaysian women’s doubles made Greysia/Apriyani 16-11 ahead.
Greysia/Apriyani continued to add points. Thinaah’s imperfect return made Greysia/Apriyani get match points at 20-12.
However, after Greysia/Apriyani it is difficult to complete the game while growing the opponent’s hope. However, Greysia/Apriyani ensured victory after Thinaah’s backhand fell on the far side of the field of play.
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