The reigning regional Champions and aspiring Tokyo 2020 Olympians are through to the Semi-Finals at this month’s first BWF Tour Super 100 event – the YONEX Canada Open 2019.
Gronya Somerville and Setyana Mapasa have previously been ranked as high as 18 in the world, but following an injury last year which struck Setyana’s leg, the pair’s doubles career was put on hold. However, since winning the VICTOR Oceania Championships in February the pair have climbed the world rankings once again and are slowly creeping higher with results like these.
The pair are seeded seventh in the event and opened with a win over Chinese duo Kang Yue and Xie Zhi Ting (21-23 21-11 21-16). In the second round, the sealed a comfortable victory over Chinese Taipei’s Li Zi Qing and Teng Chun Hsun (21-14 21-17) which set up a Quarter-Final clash against the third seeds from Canada, Rachel Honderich and Kristen Tsai.
However, in today’s Quarter-Finals, Kristen Tsai had to withdraw from the competition due to an Achilles injury.
“We are happy to be through to the Semi-Finals. Of course, winning the match would have been great and to beat them in competition after beating them at training the other day would have been awesome”, says Gronya.
The pair will take advantage of the extra rest period and will play in tomorrow’s Semi-Final against the winners of tonight’s match, between Alexandra BØje/Mette Poulsen (Denmark) and Huang Jia/Yu Xiao Han (China).
Follow the draws and results of the YONEX Canada Open 2019 on Tournament Software.