International Tournaments

DUTCH OPEN: PEARLY-THINAAH GO DOWN FIGHTING IN QUARTERS

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Oct

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Young women’s doubles duo, Pearly Tan-M Thinaah gave a good account of themselves in the quarterfinal defeat to world No. 23 Russia's Ekaterina Bolotova-Alina Davletova at the Dutch Open.

The world No. 106 put up a spirited fight in the 65-minute thriller before going down 25-23 20-22 18-21 to the fancied and experienced third seeds.

In the second round encounter yesterday, the national pair defeated world No. 67 Chinese Taipei's Cheng Chi Ya-Lee Chih Chen 17-21 21-13 21-13.