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Juhl and Pedersen reach Sydney final
Date: 6/24/2017 12:04 PM
Published by : Manuel Røsler

Denmark’s Kamilla Rytter Juhl and Christinna Pedersen maintained their impressive form over Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota to beat the Japanese duo in today’s Australian Open Superseries semi-finals and book a championship match against world No.1 duo of Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi of Japan.

The No.2 seeds from Copenhagen „conquered“ world no. 10 duo Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota for a fourth straight time - the first time in 2017 - to advance into the final of the 750.000 Dollars tournament in Sydney with a 21-16, 20-22, 21-18 victory.

Standing between Juhl & Pedersen and the title of one of the biggest tournaments of the Superseries tour is World No.1 pair Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi, who reached their second Superseries final of the year; Kamilla Rytter Juhl and Christinna Pedersein won their previous meeting - in the Singapore Open finals - in three grueling games.

„We are really happy how we managed to take the win today after a tough battle against Fukushima and Hirota. We look forward to playing Matsutomo and Takahashi, it will be our 16th meeting! Come on Denmark“, the Danish duo wrote on their official Facebook page.

A win in Sunday’s final would not only guarantee a prize money of 30.000 US Dollars but also the number one BWF world ranking spot for Juhl/Pedersen. 

Tomorrow’s finals:

MS: Srikanth K. (IND) - Chen Long (CHN)
WS: Akane Yamaguchi (JPN) - Nozomi Okuhara (JPN)
MD: Hendra Setiawan/Boon Heong Tan (INA/MAS) - Takeshi Kamura/Keigo Sonoda (JPN)
WD: Kamilla Rytter Juhl/Christinna Pedersen (DEN) - Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi (JPN)
XD: Zheng Siwei/Chen Qingchen (CHN) - Praveen Jordan/Debby Susanto (INA)

Click here for all results of the Australian Open 2017.

Recent Australian Open (Superseries) winners from Europe:

2016 / MS: Hans-Kristian Vittinghus (Denmark)
2015 / WS: Carolina Marin (Spain)

Article by Manuel Rösler. Photos by BadmintonPhoto.

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