Reportase.one, Jakarta – The Indonesian women’s singles badminton player, Putri Kusuma Wardani, failed to reach the semifinals of the Swiss Open 2023 badminton tournament. She had to admit the superiority of the sixth seeded Thai, Pornpawee Chochuwong, in the final place.
Playing at St. Jakobshalle, Basel, Switzerland, Pornpawee dominated the match in the first game and the second game over Putri KW. The 11th ranked badminton player in the world was able to finish the match in 36 minutes over the Indonesian representative ranked 38th in the world with a score of 21-12, 21-14.
“Actually I’m not satisfied with my performance today. Actually the pattern of play is the same, because of games first same games secondly, I like trying to play one-on-one as well,” said Putri Kusuma Wardani after the match, quoted from a statement from PP PBSI’s PR and Media team.
In the previous match, Putri made a surprise by defeating Pusarla V. Sindhu from India who was seeded fourth. At that time, he was able to beat the ninth ranked player in the world after playing three games21-15, 12-21, 21-18.
“I learned the same as in yesterday’s match against Sindhu. However, this time the opponent also didn’t want to follow the pattern of play that I developed. So, it seemed like he was even able to play faster again,” he said.
“I tried one at a time like yesterday. Yesterday Sindhu could get into my game pattern. Meanwhile, against Pornpawee, I actually tried to bring her into my pattern. Only, one or two points she could get carried away, but after that, he can get back into his own game pattern.”
“I myself eventually followed the opponent’s pattern and his game could be further developed by playing more attacking,” he added.
Pornpawee, who defeated Putri in the quarter-finals of the Swiss Open 2023, will face another Indonesian women’s singles badminton player, Gregoria Mariska Tunjung, in the semifinals which will take place on Friday, March 25 2023. Gregoria became the only Indonesian representative in women’s singles after Putri KW was eliminated.
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