Badminton: Indonesian Gregoria strikes again at happy hunting ground

Badminton: Indonesian Gregoria strikes again at happy hunting ground

Malaysia is a fortunate place for Indonesia’s solely rising feminine star, Gregoria Mariska.

Simply six months after recording a shocking win in opposition to Japan’s world #1 Akane Yamaguchi within the opening spherical of the Malaysian Open, world quantity 15 Gregoria despatched out China’s quantity 5 He Bingjiao on the Axiata Area on this version of the event.

The Indonesian wanted simply 37 minutes to attain a formidable 21-11 and 21-17 win in opposition to the Chinese language yesterday.

This was Gregoria’s first win in opposition to Bingjiao in his fourth try.

On her second upsetting win within the nation, Gregoria mentioned: “Malaysia might be my fortunate spot.

“There are numerous Indonesian followers right here and their help pushed me to play effectively.

My opponent didn’t management the match effectively and I took benefit of that. Possibly he was feeling the stress.

“I am very completely happy to have my first win in opposition to him, however I do not wish to accept that and proceed to carry out effectively,” Gregoria mentioned.

The 23-year-old has been climbing the ranks after displaying regular enchancment over the previous yr.

He completed second on the Australian Open and reached the semi-finals of the Hylo Open and Malaysian Masters.

Gregoria mentioned about her subsequent targets: “I take advantage of my efficiency from final yr as a motivation to get even higher to any extent further. I actually wish to win my first World Tour title this yr.

“I have never been capable of be constant all through a event to date and I am aiming to enhance that.

I additionally hope to be within the prime 10 on the earth by the tip of the yr.

Within the second spherical tomorrow, Gregoria will play Taiwan’s quantity 23 participant Hsu Wen-chi.

Bingjiao admitted that he misplaced to a greater participant.

“It wasn’t my finest efficiency yesterday. Gregoria performed very effectively.

“Anyway, I’ve to look ahead and use this as a lesson to do higher in my subsequent tournaments,” Bingjiao mentioned.

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