Women’s Doubles champions react

“We are both teenagers, but this doesn’t matter in a final. We tried our best and now we are really happy and satisfied with winning this title.” Miyuu Kihara

“After we were 2-0 in the lead, we thought we have already won the match. We didn’t put in the effort we should have, so they got the opportunity to come back. In the deciding game we focused on our game again and managed to put them under pressure.” Miyu Nagasaki

Women’s Doubles finalists from left to right: Miyu Nagasaki, Miyuu Kihara, Chen Szu-Yu and Cheng Hsien-Tzu (Photo: Rémy Gros)
Kihara and Nagasaki hold their nerve to lift trophy

Women’s Doubles: Final

Falling short by the narrowest of margins in game four but Japanese top seeds Miyuu Kihara and Miyu Nagasaki were much the stronger pair in the decider, stopping their opponents’ comeback attempt with a commanding display to seal the win (11-8, 11-7, 7-11, 9-11, 11-4).

This is Kihara and Nagaski’s first ITTF World Tour women’s doubles title and follows their recent runner-up finish achieved at last month’s 2019 German Open.

Sixth seeds on the scorecard

Women’s Doubles: Final

Losing out in game two (11-7) and finding themselves two games down on the scorecard, the picture wasn’t looking so bright for Chen Szu-Yu and Cheng Hsien-Tzu but a positive response in game three (11-7) sees the sixth seeds reduce the games deficit to 2-1.

Chen Szu-Yu and Cheng Hsien-Tzu giving it their all (Photo: Rémy Gros)
Japanese pair recover to take opening game

Women’s Doubles: Final

At the halfway point of game one it was looking as though Chinese Taipei’s Chen Szu-Yu and Cheng Hsien-Tzu were in firm control but Japanese opponents Miyuu Kihara and Miyu Nagasaki fought back from 1-5 down, winning 10 of the next 13 points to gain the lead (11-8) in the final.