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Sun Beibei And Yu Mengyu Earned The Women’S Doubles Title In Morocco

Sun Beibei and Yu Mengyu earned the Women’s Doubles Title in Morocco
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The Women’s Doubles reached the final hurdle today in Rabat for the 2011 Morocco open. In the round, the first seeded Sun Beibei and Yu Mengyu of Singapore battled against the second seeded pair from Japan, Sayaka Hirano / Kasumi Ishikawa. The two pairs both started the match with comparable levels and fought very close. Eventually, the pairs reached the seventh full round. After a close end of the deciding set, the first seeded Sun Beibei and Yu Mengyu successfully sealed the championship title.

Sun Beibei / Yu Mengyu (SIN) vs Sayaka Hirano / Kasumi Ishikawa (JPN)

Sun Beibei and Yu Mengyu had a good start in the match with a 5-2 lead in the first set. Later in the round, the pair from Singapore increased their momentum and their advantage as well with 8-2. Ishikawa and Hirano scored four more points before Sun and Yu nailed the first set.

The two pairs started the second round very close and tied in 2-2, 3-3, then in 4-4. Throughout the set, both pairs fought very close and were leveled in every point. This time, it was the Japanese pair that had set point advantage in 10-9. However, Sun and Yu managed to level in 10-10. After another tie in 11-11, Hirano and Ishikawa leveled in 1-1 with 13-11.

The Singaporean pair returned into the third set very strong and nailed the first five points. Japan narrowed their deficit in 4-5, then 5-6. After which, Sun / Yu increased their lead to 8-5. At the end, Singapore earned their second round with 11-6. In the fourth set, the two pairs leveled in 4-4. After the tie, Hirano and Ishikawa gained their lead in 7-4. However, Sun and Yu managed to overtake in 10-9. Japan tied in 10-10, then in 11-11. After which, Japan successfully leveled in 2-2 with 13-11.

Hirano and Ishikawa had their momentum and posted a 6-3 lead in the fifth set. However, in the later part of the set, Sun and Yu managed to overtake in 8-7, then in 10-8. Japan saved two more points, leveling in 10-10, then in 11-11. After two more ties, Sun Beibei and Yu Mengyu earned their third set with 15-13.

In the sixth set, both pairs tied in 7-7, 8-8, then in 9-9. After the tie, Japan ended the round with 11-9, forcing a deciding match. In the seventh round, Ishikawa and Hirano nailed the first five points. After reaching their eighth point, Singapore narrowed their gap in 7-8, and eventually tied in 10-10. After the tie, Sun Beibei and Yu Mengyu successfully earned the Women's Doubles title in the 2011 Morocco Open.

Photo source: sttnews.blogspot - sunyu

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