French Open Top 32 Results: Two Indonesian Pairs Out
jpnn.com, PARIS - The top 32 match of the 2021 French Open at the Stade Pierre de Coubertin, Paris, finished on Wednesday (27/10).
Of five Indonesian pairs who competed that day, three qualified for the top 16, while the remaining two had to pack their suitcases.
The three pairs who qualified were Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan (men's doubles), Siti Fadia Silva Ramadhanti and Ribka Sugiarto (women's doubles), and Praveen Jordan and Melati Daeva Oktavianti (mixed doubles).
The two pairs eliminated were Leo Rolly Carnando and Daniel Marthin (men's doubles) and Rinov Rivaldy and Pitha Haningtyas Mentari (mixed doubles).
Rinov and Pitha became the first Indonesian representatives to compete against Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino from Japan. Unfortunately, they lost two straight games 12-21 and 16-21 to the 2021 Denmark Open champion.
In the top 16, Watanabe and Higashino will face Malaysia's Hoo Pang Ron and Cheah Yee See.
Indonesia finally secured a win on Wednesday (27/10) through the women's doubles, Siti and Ribka, who defeated Republic of Ireland representatives Kate Frost and Moya Ryan, with a score of 21-11 and 21-13.
Siti and Ribka will face Pearly Tan and Thinaah Muralitharan from Malaysia in the top 16.