Berry Angriawan/Hardianto win, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying fall short in Australian Open finals

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Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying (left) and Seo Seung Jae/Chae Yujung together on podium. (photo: Viktor Van)
Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying (left) and Seo Seung Jae/Chae Yujung together on podium. (photo: Viktor Van)

Sydney: In an all-Indonesian men’s doubles final, the No. 1 seeds Berry Angriawan/Hardianto Hardianto emerged victorious against No. 2 seeds Wahyu Nayaka and Ade Yusuf at the Australian Open on Sunday.

Berry Angriawan/Hardianto Hardianto got off to a strong start by taking the first set 21-9 before Nayaka/Yusuf win the second set 21-9 to make it 1-1.

But Angriawan/Hardianto proof too strong for Nayaka/Yusuf by seeing off their teammates in the decider 21-15 to finished top of the podium.

Berry Angriawan/Hardianto Hardianto (right) and Wahyu Nayaka and Ade Yusuf share the podium after the Final of men's doubles. (photo: Viktor Van)
Berry Angriawan/Hardianto Hardianto (right) and Wahyu Nayaka and Ade Yusuf share the podium after the Final of men’s doubles. (photo: Viktor Van)

In mixed doubles final, after losing the first set 12-21 to No. 5 seeds Seo Seung Jae/Chae Yujung of Korea, Malaysia’s Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying lost their focus while leading 16-12 in the second set to go down 21-23 although they had good chance to force a decider when they were leading 20-19, 21-20.

Goh Liu Ying acknowledged they weren’t at their best playing against the Korean pair.

“We played very poorly today,” said Goh.

Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying walked away for US$5,700 (RM23,000) while Seo Seung Jae/Chae Yujung took home prize money of US$11,850.

In men’s singles, qualifier Lu Guangzu beat compatriot Zhou Zeqi 21-8, but Zhou showed all of his battling spirit to come from 17-19 to level at 20-20 before Lu recovered to secure the men’s singles title with a 23-21 winner in the second game.

Meanwhile, the unseeded Cai Yanyan of China maintained her superb run of form with a straight-set 21-14, 21-13 win over Japan’s Ayumi Mine in the women’s singles final.

The Japanese team claimed its only title at the tournament through women’s singles second seeds Ayako Sakuramoto and Yukiko Takahata, when the pair beat South Koreans Baek Ha-na and Lee Yu-rim 23-21, 21-18.

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