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Robin Tabeling/Selena Piek, credit: Badminton Photo
The two European pairs get Japanese tests
Date: 3/1/2019 10:50 AM
Published by : Aidan Jones (BEC)
As the YONEX German Open approaches the final stages, there are two European pairs left in the quarterfinals.

With the quarterfinals about to begin later today, the doubles who have made it to the last eight are Robin Tabeling and Selena Piek in the Mixed Doubles.

Also fighting for a spot in the semi-finals is Gabriela and Stefani Stoeva who beat Ng Wing Yung/Yeung Nga Ting from Hong Kong, on Thursday.

Find the draws here:


Two titles in a row for the new pair?

A reasonably new pair on court is continuing to perform. Robin Tabeling/Selena Piek have now reached at least the last eight of every tournament that they have played in as a pair.

After winning their first tournament in Austria last week, they will be looking to go back to back tournaments, but first, they have a tough test against the Japanese deadly duo of Yuta Watanabe/Arisa Higashino, currently ranked number three in the world.

The Stoevas have to fight

Next are the Stoeva sisters who are playing on court two with a tough test ahead of them, playing against the number three seeds and number three in the world rankings, May Matsumoto/Wakana Nagahara from Japan.

The Bulgarian pair will have to play on their ‘A’ game if they want to challenge the Japanese pair who have won all of the previous four meetings.
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