Spain Masters: Christophersen in Third Straight Final

Denmark’s Line Christophersen made her third straight final this year to give herself a shot at her first HSBC BWF World Tour Super 300 title.

In the Spain Masters 2021 semifinals on Saturday, the Dane outplayed Switzerland’s Jenjira Stadelmann 21-9 21-19 in 31 minutes. Christophersen was runner-up at her previous two tournaments – the European Championships and the Orleans Masters.

In the final on Sunday, she takes on Indonesia’s Putri Kusuma Wardani, who was equally untroubled in her semifinal assignment against France’s Leonice Huet, 21-8 21-14. Wardani is in her first senior final.

Pramudya Kusumawardana and Yeremia Erich Yoche Yacob Rambitan celebrate their semifinal win.

Indonesia maintained their chances of a sweep of all five titles. They were assured of the men’s doubles, with Sabar Karyaman Gutama/Moh Reza Pahlevi Isfahani and Pramudya Kusumawardana/Yeremia Erich Yoche Yacob Rambitan progressing to the title bout.

Gutama/Isfahani overcame the Scottish-Danish combination of Adam Hall/Frederik Sogaard 21-19 13-21 21-14, while Kusumawardana/Rambitan survived a harder battle against French duo Christo Popov/Toma Junior Popov 18-21 21-19 21-14.

Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo of Indonesia.

In men’s singles, Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo made his first Super 300 final beating teammate Shesar Hiren Rhustavito 21-16 21-19. The 22-year-old was last in a final at the International Challenge in Vietnam in April 2019.

Wardoyo faces Orleans Masters champion Toma Junior Popov, who was a surprisingly easy winner over Korea’s Lee Dong Keun, 21-7 21-10.

It will be Denmark versus Indonesia in the women’s doubles and mixed doubles finals, with Amalie Magelund featuring in both.

Denmark’s Amalie Magelund (left) and Freja Ravn.

In women’s doubles, top seeds Amalie Magelund/Freja Ravn beat Dutch duo Alysaa Tirtosentono/Imke Van Der Aar, while Indonesia’s Yulfira Barkah/Febby Valencia Dwijayanti Gani were too strong for Scotland’s Julie Macpherson/Ciara Torrance, 21-10 21-14.

Mixed doubles top seeds Rinov Rivaldy/Pitha Haningtyas Mentari overcame Adam Hall/Julie Macpherson, and will be challenged by second seeds Niclas Nohr/Amalie Magelund in the final.

Results (Semifinals)

Order of Play (Finals)

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