Friday, 17 May 2024

Bulgarian Sisters Shine at YONEX French Open

The Bulgarian Stoeva sisters, Gabriela and Stefani, are making waves at the YONEX French Open, just like they did last year. After a thrilling match, they emerged victorious against Puttita Supajirakul and Sapsiree Taerattanachai from Thailand, with a final score of 17-21, 21-10, 21-17. It seems that the Stoevas have developed a special bond with the Stade Pierre de Coubertin and Paris, their new home.

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“We know them pretty well and we knew it would be a tough match. We tried to stay focused and it paid off,” said Gabriela, expressing their familiarity with their opponents. “This tournament holds a special place in our hearts. The crowd here is amazing; they support us wholeheartedly.”

Adding to Gabriela’s sentiment, Stefani stated, “We feel like this is our second home, and we just want to give our best performance in front of everyone. Last year, we were runners-up, but we’re focusing on taking it match by match this time and enjoying every moment on the court.”

The Stoeva sisters have faced their fair share of challenges this year, including a disagreement with their federation back in April. Despite the setbacks, they are determined to end the year on a high note. “We missed a few tournaments, but we’re back now, giving our best, and hoping to win every match we play,” they shared.

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Their next opponents are Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi, the Olympic champions from Japan. The Japanese duo eliminated last week’s DANISA Denmark Open champions, Baek Ha Na and Jung Kyung Eun of Korea, with a score of 21-15, 21-14.

In other news, the French pairing Delphine Delrue and Lea Palermo came close to a major victory, narrowly losing to Hsu Ya Ching and Hu Ling Fang of Chinese Taipei with a score of 11-21, 24-22, 12-21. Palermo expressed her disappointment, saying, “Every loss is tough, but this one stings a little more. We wanted to perform better on our home ground. We believed we could beat them, but it just wasn’t enough this time.”

Kenta Nishimoto and Chou Tien Chen also triumphed against their Indian opponents, after intense three-game battles. Nishimoto fought for 84 minutes against Sameer Verma, eventually winning with a score of 20-22, 21-18, 21-18. Chou, on the other hand, dropped the first game against former world No. 1 Kidambi Srikanth, but found his rhythm and managed to secure a victory with a score of 15-21, 21-7, 21-14.

Stay tuned for more updates and results from the YONEX French Open!

FAQs

  1. What was the final score of the match between the Stoeva sisters and their opponents?

    • The final score was 17-21, 21-10, 21-17 in favor of the Stoeva sisters.
  2. Who are the Stoeva sisters’ next opponents?

    • The Stoeva sisters will be facing Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi, the Olympic champions from Japan.
  3. How did Delphine Delrue and Lea Palermo perform in their match?

    • Delphine Delrue and Lea Palermo came close to victory but lost to Hsu Ya Ching and Hu Ling Fang of Chinese Taipei with a score of 11-21, 24-22, 12-21.
  4. How did Kenta Nishimoto and Chou Tien Chen fare against their Indian opponents?

    • Both Nishimoto and Chou emerged victorious against their Indian opponents after tough three-game matches.
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Conclusion

The YONEX French Open is off to an exciting start, with the Stoeva sisters showcasing their skills and determination. Despite facing challenges, they continue to impress on the badminton court. Stay tuned for more updates on their journey in this prestigious tournament.