Ruben Jille en Alex Vlaar in het Day Two verslag van de BWF
via BWF | 14 april 2014, 15:00 uur | 201 views
Ruben Jille's (Netherlands) livewire act in Mixed Doubles trumped Danish pair Mathias Bay-Smidt and Marie Louise Steffensen. The Danes towered over the Dutch pair of Jille and Alida Chen and took the first game easily, but Jille's clever placements and energetic smashes, helped by Chen's blocks at the net, helped them gain control and left the Danes short of ideas in the second and third games.
The 10-21 21-14 21-13 victory gives Jille/Chen a place in the third round against Japan's Katsuki Tamate/Saori Ozaki, who too required three games to get past another Danish pair, Frederik Sogaard Mortensen/Sara Lundgaard, 16-21 21-13 21-12.
Jille and Men's Doubles partner Alex Vlaar were just as impressive against Hong Kong’s Lee Chak Wai/Li Kuen Hon in their opening round. Playing an unhurried and cultured variety of badminton, quickly converting defensive positions into attack, Jille and Vlaar rebounded from a close first-game loss to eventually cruise to victory, 21-23 21-16 21-13.
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