Posted on 17th June 2022
Kirsty Gilmour was the only Scot to make it past the first-round stage at the Indonesia Open in Jakarta.
The three-time European silver medallist came through her opening women’s singles match in three sets against Line Christophersen of Denmark.
Her win set up a difficult match-up with the South Korean world number three, An Se-young, who triumphed 21-14, 21-11 to maintain her unbeaten record in clashes between the two players.
Scotland’s men’s doubles pairs also had their work cut out against higher ranked opponents at the BWF World Tour Super 1000 event.
The Grimley twins, Christopher and Matthew, were beaten by South Korea’s Choi Sol-gyu and Kim Won-ho while Alexander Dunn and Adam Hall fell to the home favourites Muhammad Shohibul Fikri and Bagas Maulana.
Dunn and Hall lost both sets 21-16 and it was a hard-fought 21-18, 21-19 straight set loss for the Grimley brothers.
It was a similar tale for Julie MacPherson and Ciara Torrance in the women’s doubles as they succumbed to a 21-10, 21-8 defeat to Chinese pair Liu Xuan Xuan and Xia Yu Ting.
Hall and MacPherson also fell at the first hurdle in their mixed doubles campaign but they responded valiantly from their first set 21-6 deficit to narrowly lose a well contested second, 21-18, against Indonesian fifth seeds Praveen Jordan and Melati Daeva Oktavianti.
Attention now turns to the Malaysia Open, which kicks off on June 28.Go Back