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Super star too big a job for Sarosi
Date: 7/25/2021 1:02 PM
Published by : Rasmus Bech(BEC)

Laura Sarosi did what she could, but Ratchanok Intanon was too good for the Hungarian.


On Saturday, Gergley Krausz made history becoming the first ever Hungarian men’s singles player to take part in the Olympics. On Sunday his countryman, Laura Sarosi entered court for the second straight Olympics Games.


Laura Sarosi, 28, caught the Coronavirus in early 2021, but despite of a hard time, the Hungarian managed to qualify for the Olympics in Tokyo. Five years ago, Sarosi faced the Indian silver medallist, Pusarla V. Sindnu and Canadian Michelle Li in the group stage, which resulted in two losses. In Tokyo it is not much easier for the world number 74.

Ratchanok too good
Sarosi, who in 2021 have won Peru International and Portuguese Int. Championships, has been drawn into the same group as Malaysian Soniia Cheah Su Ya and former World Champion, Ratchanok Intanon, who was the first opponent for the Hungarian.

Ratchanok, who is an outsider in Tokyo, did not make it easy for Sarosi. In 30 minutes, the Thai star won in straight games 21-5 21-10. 


- It is always tough to play against the top10 players. I was trying to have as much fun as I could, Sarosi stated.

- Her technique is almost perfect and I could never guess where the shuttle would come. If I reached it, she pushed me again. I was always under pressure.


Laura Sarosi will be playing her second match of the group stage on Tuesday.


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