Gabriela and Stefani Stoeva have not made it to the final. (Photo: by Mark Phelan)
Stoeva/Stoeva work on towards Asia.
Date: 11/4/2017 12:19 PM
Published by : Mireille van Daal

Gabriela and Stefani Stoeva (Bulgaria) have not made it through the semi-finals. In two games Akane Araki/Aoi Matsuda (Japan) were the better opponents for the sisters today.

Gabriela and Stefani started with a small advantage, which they could not keep for a long time. Especially in the second set, the sisters could not prevent the increasing gap in score. After the match, the sisters felt very disappointed. ‘This is not the result we wanted’ they stated to Badminton Europe.

After Bitburger Open they have one week before taking off to Asia. In Asia they will play China and Hong Kong Open. ‘This week we will work on our weaknesses and hope to do better’ the sisters commented to Badminton Europe.

Gabriela and Stefani are back in the top 10 of the world and are hoping for better results at Superseries events. The China Open and Hong Kong Open are the first opportunities for them to establish their ranking. However, it will not be easy for them to do so. ‘We do not have an easy draw in China and Hong Kong. We will watch match by match and try to give a 100%’.

Read about their ranking story in: Europeans climbing up

Anders Skaarup Rasmussen in two finals

Anders Skaarup Rasmussen (Denmark) also managed to proceed to the finals in both men’s doubles and mixed doubles. Together with Line Kjaersfeldt he will face Chinese pair He Jiting/Du Yue in the mixed doubles final.

In the men’s doubles final he will face Indonesian pair Fajar Alfian/Muhammed Rian Ardianto with his partner Kim Astrup.

To see the results and live score of the Bitburger Open, click here.

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