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The BCA Indonesia Open 2017 semi-finals proved to be an exciting event for Indonesian badminton fans as two doubles pairs made their way to uncharted territory. Anggia Shitta Awanda and Ni Ketut Mahadewi Istarani, the Women’s Doubles pair, showcased a magnificent comeback that thrilled the audience. They overcame a dreadful start to emerge victorious with a score of 13-21 21-19 21-11 against Sapsiree Taerattanachai and Puttita Supajirakul.

The Thai tandem dominated the match initially, rocketing to a 16-4 lead with Taerattanachai’s excellent performance at the net. However, despite losing the first game, the Indonesians showed signs of improvement as the match progressed. Their confidence grew in the second game, allowing them to snatch a victory and force a decider.

In the deciding game, the home pair took control, leading from 6-6 onwards. Their advantage widened as they approached the finish line, resulting in immense celebration from their passionate supporters. Anggia Shitta Awanda expressed her excitement after the win and highlighted the importance of communication in their success.

Awanda and Istarani will now face Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan in the semi-finals. The Chinese duo secured their spot after defeating Kamilla Rytter Juhl and Christinna Pedersen, the experienced Danish pair, with a score of 18-21 21-17 21-11. The other semi-final will feature Korea’s Chang Ye Na/Lee So Hee against Japan’s Shiho Tanaka/Koharu Yonemoto.

In the Men’s Doubles category, Indonesia’s Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Ardianto also made their mark by defeating Kittinupong Kedren and Dechapol Puavaranukroh from Thailand in a thrilling match. Their victory sets up a clash with Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen of Denmark, the No.2 seeds. Boe and Mogensen faced strong competition from Russia’s Vladimir Ivanov and Ivan Sozonov in their quarter-final match before prevailing with a score of 23-21 21-11. Li Junhui/Liu Yuchen and Liu Cheng/Zhang Nan, both Chinese pairs, will compete against each other for a place in the final.

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In the Mixed Doubles category, local favorites and Olympic champions Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir triumphed over Malaysia’s Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing with a score of 21-18 21-16. Ahmad and Natsir will now face another Malaysian pair, Chan Peng Soon/Peck Yen Wei, in the semi-finals. The other semi-final will be an all-China clash, featuring top seeds Zheng Siwei/Chen Qingchen and Liu Yuchen/Tang Jinhua.

The BCA Indonesia Open 2017 has provided badminton enthusiasts with thrilling matches and unexpected comebacks. Stay tuned for more updates as the tournament progresses.

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FAQs

Q: Who will Anggia Shitta Awanda and Ni Ketut Mahadewi Istarani face in the semi-finals?
A: Anggia Shitta Awanda and Ni Ketut Mahadewi Istarani will face Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan in the semi-finals.

Q: Who are the top seeds in the Mixed Doubles category?
A: The top seeds in the Mixed Doubles category are Zheng Siwei/Chen Qingchen and Liu Yuchen/Tang Jinhua from China.

Conclusion

The BCA Indonesia Open 2017 has showcased the skill and determination of doubles players from Indonesia and around the world. The semi-finals promise to deliver more exciting matches and intense competition as the players vie for a spot in the finals. Stay tuned for the latest updates and be sure to catch all the action of this prestigious badminton tournament.

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