Petersen and Kolding next face Indonesia's Karandasuwardi and Pratama. Photo Credit: BadmintonPhoto
Petersen and Kolding lead successful day two in Jakarta
Date: 7/5/2018 12:14 PM
Published by : David Grice(BEC)

Day two of the Indonesia Open saw as many as nine wins for Europe’s best and brightest. The highlight being Denmark’s fifth seeded men’s doubles pair Mads Conrad Petersen and Mads Pieler Kolding, who took down Chinese Taipei pair Chen Hung Ling and Wang Chi-Lin 21-19, 21-13.

After almost losing the first set, Petersen and Kolding regrouped well and pulled off a comfortable straight sets win in the end.

There was more European success in the men’s doubles, as Dutch pair Jelle Maas and Robin Tabeling caused an upset victory over South Korea’s Chung Eui Seo and Kim Dukyoung in three dramatic sets. After losing a marathon opening set 29-27, Maas and Tabeling continued their momentum in take the next two sets in impressive fashion 21-10, 21-13.

In the mixed doubles, Chris and Gabriella Adcock carry on their momentum from last week’s efforts in the Malaysia Open to progress to the second round after the eighth seeded pair prevailed 21-14, 21-13 win over Jacco Arrends and Selena Piek from Netherlands.

Elsewhere in the mixed doubles, there was double Danish delight with wins Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Alexandra Boje, as well as Niclas Nohr and Sara Thygesen.

Sadly for Robin Tabeling and Cheryl Seinen, they could not topple Chinese second seeded pair Wang Yilyu and Huang Dongping. They lost in straight sets 21-10, 21-16.

See also: Adcocks’ title campaign came to an end

It was a bit of a mixed day for Europe’s best in the women’s singles. The big news was the first round loss for Span’s Carolina Marin. The sixth seeded Olympic champion fell in three thrilling sets to Japan’s Sayaka Sato. After quickly taking the first set 21-11, Marin was locked into a battle for the rest of the match. But when it came to the pressure points, Sato prevailed to complete the upset victory.

However, there were wins for Scotland’s Kirsty Gilmour and Denmark’s Line Hojmark Kjaersfeldt. They both secured straight set wins over India’s Lyanny Alessandra Mainaky and Vaishnavi Reddy Jakka respectively.

There was more success for Denmark, this time in the men’s singles. While Anders Antonsen battled hard to come through the test of Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto in two tight sets, Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus had a short day after second seeded opponent Son Wan Ho from South Korea pulled out of their match halfway through the match with an injury.

Sadly for Netherlands’ Mark Caljouw, it was a straight-sets first-round defeat against Indonesia’s Anthony Sinisuka Ginting.

See also: Hans-Kristian Vittinghus: I want to still feel progress in my game

Sadly in the women’s doubles there would be no more European participation, after tough defeats for third seeded Danish pair Kamilla Rutter Juhl and Christina Pedersen, and Bulgaria’s Gabriela and Stefani Stoeva.

After looking strong from winning the first set, Juhl and Pedersen quickly fell in the second and third sets 21-5, 21-9 to Chinese Taipei’s Hsu Ya Ching and Wu Ti Jung.

It was a heart-breaking defeat for the Stoeva sisters against sixth seeded Korean pair Lee So Hee and Shin Seung Chan. After coming back well in the second set to take to a decider, Hee and Chan held their nerve to take the third set 22-20.

For a full list of the draws and results, click here.

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