Fairytale Finish to Mixed Doubles for Ronald and Saufika

Fairytale Finish to Mixed Doubles for Ronald and Saufika

It was a fairytale finish to the mixed doubles event at the SKYCITY New Zealand Badminton Open at the North Shore Events Centre in Auckland.

Indonesia’s Ronald and Annisa Saufika, who were promoted to the main draw from qualifying due to a withdrawal, have defied the odds to be crowned champions.

The unseeded pair proved too good in the final for Australian eighth seeds Sawan Serasinghe and Setyana Mapasa, winning 21-19 21-14.

It’s the second time Saufika has won the title, after taking out the 2014 event with regular playing partner Alfian Eko Prasetya.