FINALS - WD : The world champions stronger than the Europeans
Watching the previous victories of the two pairs, the women’s doubles final match today promised to be spectacular. In the semi-finals, the Stoeva Sisters beat the Koreans Lee/Shin (number 7 seed) while the Japanese players qualified themselves for the finals beating Polii/Rahayu (number 4 seed) in the previous round.
Unfortunately, this match didn’t show any impressive rally and the first set was easily won by the Japanese pair 21-14. They controled the game on the court and were able to play the way they wanted to. In the second set, the Bulgarians made a lot of easy mistakes and didn’t seem to be mentally on the court. They played a better game in the second set but it was not enough to close the gap. They lost it 21-19.
After the match, the sisters were still smiling and explained : « They played very well today but we had a very good experience here in Paris and we are ready to come back next year and win the title ». As always, they will receive a warm welcome here in France where they enjoy playing (they play for the french club Issy-Les-Moulineaux) and being supported by the French crowd.
Yonex French Open 2018 - Mayu MATSUMOTO / Wakana NAGAHARA (Japan) beat Gabriela STOEVA / Stefani STOEVA (Bulgaria) 21/14 21/19
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