Pearly-Thinaah stop Stoeva sisters to land Swiss Open title


Stellar feat: Pearly Tan (right) and M. Thinaah beat world No. 14 Gabriela Stoeva-Stefani Stoeva 21-19,21-12 in the final at the St Jakobshalle in Basel yesterday.

PETALING JAYA: Women’s doubles pair Pearly Tan-M. Thinaah proved they are the stars in the making when they clinched the Swiss Open title in just their 10th start on the World Tour and 21 months into their partnership.

The world No. 30 powered their way to a comprehensive 21-19,21-12 victory over the Stoeva sisters, Gabriela and Stefani, the world No. 14 from Bulgaria in 43 minutes at the St Jakobshalle in Basel yesterday.

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