Pearly-Thinaah lose in final of Hong Kong Open

PETALING JAYA: It was not a glorious end for Malaysia's Pearly Tan-M. Thinaah at the Hong Kong Open.

The duo got off to a brilliant start but poor third game saw them losing 21-14, 22-24, 9-21 to world No. 8 and world championships silver medal winners Apriyani Rahayu-Siti Fadia Ramadhanti of Indonesia in the women's doubles final in Kowloon on Sunday (Sept 17).

Pearly-Thinaah had a good chance to finish it off in straight games but the Indonesians' late comeback put paid to their hopes.

It was their third loss in five meetings against Apriyani-Siti.

With the defeat, the duo's chase for their first title also continues. They last won a title at the French Open last October.

Overall though, Pearly-Thinaah will head into the Asian Games in Hangzhou next week, knowing that they have a shot at winning a medal at least.

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