Thursday, February 24, 2022 – 15:32 WIB
VIVA – The 2022 BWF World Tour Super 1000 All England Open will be held March 16-20 at Birmingham’s Utlita Arena. The week before, the German Open was held first, or to be precise, on March 8-13 at Westenergie Sporthalle, Mülheim an der Ruhr.
It will be presented, in the women’s singles sector, an exciting match in the first round when Indonesian representative Gregoria Mariska Tunjung challenges a terrible 20-year-old girl from South Korea, An Se Young. Of course, this match will be a tough test for Gregoria to face the Champion of the 2021 BWF World Tour Finals, Indonesia Open and Indonesia Masters.
Gregoria, who had just led the Indonesian women’s team to make history as Asian champions for the first time, said he had a special target during their first meeting at the senior level.
“Thank God I have started training again today after returning from Malaysia and undergoing quarantine. The training has also been normal, physically and technically. Hopefully in the remaining time before going to All England, my condition can improve and continue to improve,” said Gregoria in a written statement. PBSI, Thursday 24 February 2022.
“Honestly, I have a target when I meet An Se Young but I don’t want to burden myself too much first. I want to focus on preparing as well as possible, training hard so that later I can increase my confidence there. My motivation has also increased after me and the team succeeded champion in the Asian Championship,” said Gregoria.
Meanwhile, the draw for the men’s doubles sector in this event is not profitable for Indonesia. Based on the results released by BWF on Tuesday, February 22, four of the six Red-White pairs had to clash with each other in the first round.