Greysia and Nitya Seize 2nd Consecutive YONEX OPEN CHINESE TAIPEI Crown

Indonesian shuttlers Greysia Polii (NANORAY 900SHB-02LX) and Nitya Krishinda Maheswari (NANORAY GlanZSHBF1NMX) won their second consecutive YONEX OPEN CHINESE TAIPEI crown on July 19th. Local shuttler Chou Tien Chen (VOLTRIC Z-Force, SHB02LTD) placed as the finalist in men’s singles, overcoming a number of difficult opponents.

The Indonesian duo made an impressive run to the trophy, winning all but one of their matches in straight games. These straight-game victories included an impressive 21-12, 21-16 win over No. 1 seeds Ayaka Takahashi (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune) and Misaki Matsutomo in the semifinal, and a 21-17 21-17 triumph over No. 2 seeds Luo Ying and Luo Yu in the final.

Tien Chen overcame several challenges on his way to the final, his first big hurdle taking the shape of Jan O. Jorgensen (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune, SHBSC6iEX) in the quarterfinal. The Dane won the first set, but Tien Chen came back impressively in the second, grabbing a lead over his opponent by firing off eight consecutive points—the most in the match. Seizing the third game, the Taiwanese shuttler went on to meet Lin Dan (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE Ⅱ LD, SHBSC6LDEX) in the semifinal, gasping a win in full games at 21-19 18-21 21-16. He met with China’s Chen Long in the final, and managed to take the first game by a strong margin, but his Chinese opponent took the last two. Despite not winning the trophy, the 25-year-old dazzled in front of  his home crowd, who avidly cheered him on.


Men’s Singles Final

[1] Chen Long (CHN) def. Chou Tien Chen (VOLTRIC Z-Force, SHB02LTD)(TPE) 15-21 21-9 21-6

Women’s Doubles Final

[4]Greysia Polii (NANORAY 900SHB-02LX) and Nitya Krishinda Maheswari (NANORAY GlanZSHBF1NMX) (INA) def. [2] Luo Ying/Luo Yu (CHN) 21-17 21-17

*Photo of  Greysia and Nitya taken at the 2015 Australian Open Superseries

*Photo of Tien Chen taken at the 2015 Sudirman Cup