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Maiken Fruergaard and Sara Thygesen reached the quarterfinals of the YONEX French Open 2018 (Photo: Badminton Photo)
Thygesen/Fruergaard last Danish pair in France
Date: 10/25/2018 8:04 PM
Published by : Annika Langrock
On Thursday, Sara Thygesen and Maiken Fruergaard reached the quarterfinals in Paris, whereas Joachim Fischer Nielsen/Alexandra Bøje are out of the tournament. 

Two times 21-19, that is the result for Sara Thygesen/Maiken Fruergaard on Day 3 of the YONEX French Open. The Danish Women’s Double won against Shiho Tanaka/Koharu Yonemoto from Japan, who are currently world-ranked number six. 

- We knew that we had to play very good today, and that we have to do that for one or one and a half hours in total. We are very happy with our performance, Sara Thygesen said after the match. 

- Our strategy was to be patient and to take some fights sometimes, Maiken Fruergaard added. 

Fischer Nielsen/Bøje out of the tournament

Whereas Sara Thygesen/Maiken Fruergaard are playing in the quarterfinals tomorrow, Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Alexandra Bøje have been knocked out of the tournament by the Thai pair, Dechapol Puavaranukroh/ Sapsiree Taerattanachai. 

The Danish Mixed Double pair lost after two games, with 10-21 and 15-21. Before, Fischer Nielsen/Bøje was able to reach the round of 16 by winning against their compatriots, Christinna Pedersen and Matthias Christiansen.  
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