The STOEVA sisters back in Basel
A true highlight for the badminton fans here in Basel is the women's double final with the locally well known sisters Gabriela and Stefani STOEVA from Bulgaria.
Their opponents from China, Yifan JIA and Qinchen CHEN, tested the Stoeva sisters defense very hard. They proved to be very patient and durable, the whole match was widely dominated by them. STOEVA/STOEVA seemed to be always one step behind, always a little too late catching the point.
In the first game their chances to beat the Chinese double were quite intact, but in the second half the STOEVA sister lost grip. With 21:16 JIA/CHEN proved their world class level.
In the same manner JIA/CHEN started the second game. With their superior play they always caught the sisters on the wrong foot. Although supported by the audience, STOEVA/STOEVA never really had a chance to catch up in score. With 21:16 JIA/CHEN wom the Swiss Open after a very strong played tournament.