26. March 2022
All-european women’s doubles final set
In today's women's doubles semi-finals, Bulgarian sisters Gabriela STOEVA/Stefani STOEVA (BUL) faced Vivian HOO/LIM Chiew Sien (MAS) from Malaysia. The Stoeva sisters dominated the first set and defeated the Malaysians 21-10. In the second set, HOO/LIM played much more actively while the Bulgarians maintained their composure and secured victory 21-16.
Tomorrow STOEVA/STOEVA will face Linda EFLER/Isabel LOHAU (GER), who entered the final due to the non-appearance of their opponents. Jongkolphan KITITHARAKUL/Rawinda PRAJONGJAI (THA), who would have faced the German pair today, had to withdraw due to positive Covid tests.
Stefani and Gabriela STOEVA have already reached the Swiss Open's finals three times (2021, 2018, 2017) - but they have not managed to win the tournament so far. It is unusual to see an all-European final game at a tournament with participants from all over the world. There has not been a women's doubles final at the Swiss Open in which only Europeans competed since 1999 - back then it was two Danish pairs.
Stefani STOEVA/Gabriela STOEVA (BUL) vs. Vivian HOO/LIM Chiew Sien (MAS): 21-10, 21-16