Young women's doubles pair M. Thinaah and Pearly Tan made Malaysia proud when they emerged champions of the Swiss Open earlier today.
In spite of their underdog tag, Thinaah and Pearly clearly showed no fear when they stood up against the third-seeded duo from Bulgaria, Gabriela Stoeva and Stefani Stoeva.
In the first set, the national doubles led 8-4 at one point, but Gabriela-Stefani bounced back to draw level at 19 apiece.
But Thinaah and Pearly remained focused for the final two points as they swept to a 21-19 win.
Brimming with confidence, Thinaah-Pearly charged into the second half as they maintained a relentless attack on the opponents to win 21-12 to emerge champions.
"It was a fabulous win today considering that we were the ones setting the pace. We did not follow the rhythm of our opponents. The win is important for us because it has given us confidence and also motivated us to do even better for future tournaments," said M Thinaah
"I am very happy with our overall performance at the Swiss Open because we gave it our all and we fought for everything all the way to the end. We hope that we can maintain this momentum and further improve our shortcomings for the next event,"said Pearly Tan.
In the mixed doubles, France’s Thom Gicquel-Delphine Delrue took the title after beating Mathias Christiansen-Alexandra Bøje 21-19, 21-19 while Denmark emerged triumphant in the men’s doubles after Kim Astrup-Anders Skaarup Rasmussen edged our German pair Mark Lamsfuss-Marvin Seidel straight set 21-16, 21-11
In the men’s singles, Viktor Axelsen of Denmark lived up to his top billing when he defeated Thailand’s Kunvalut Vitidsarn 21-16,21-6 while Carolina Marin of Spain also confirmed her status by winning the women’s single crown after beating India’s Pusarla V Sindhu 21-12, 21-5.