Basel: The reigning 2015 Indian Masters GPG women’s doubles champions Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho collected a hard-fought 21-16, 18-21, 21-16 triumph over Johanna Goliszewski/Carla Nelte of Germany in the third round of Swiss Open on Thursday.
Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho claimed an easy first set leading pretty much from the start until the end. However, they were going neck and neck with the German pair in the second set until Johanna Goliszewski/Carla Nelte won three consecutive points after 18-18, snatching the second set and forced a decider. In the third, there were 8 ties before the interval. Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho managed to pull off a great escape after the interval, surged ahead and never looked back.
Malaysian men’s doubles pair Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong who were second-round casualties at last week’s All England, dominated the first set on Thursday over Matthew Nottingham/Harley Towler of England winning 21-17. However, Goh/Tan were on the verge of needing a third set when they were trailed by 13-18 in the second set. At that critical moment, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong proved their resiliency by storming back from 5 points behind to notch the game with 22-20.
The 2011 world junior champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli was made to work in the third round of Swiss Open before his loss to Christie Janatan of Indonesia 21-16, 18-21, 13-21.
Reunited after nearly one year, Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying’s hope for winning their first international title (after Goh Liu Ying returned from her knee surgery) was dashed by fourth seeds Riky Widianto/Puspita Richi Dili of Indonesia 17-21, 19-21 in a match that lasted 39 minutes.