• Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai
  • Sapsiree Taerattanachai and Dechapol Puavaranukroh rest after their win.

Dechapol and Sapsiree claim maiden title together @ Swiss Open

sports March 19, 2017 21:46

By Lerpong Amsa-ngiam - The Nation

After losing three finals together, Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai finally had a breakthrough after vanquishing Indonesian Praveen Jordan and Debby Susanto to win the mixed doubles final of the US$120,000 Swiss Open in Basel on Sunday.

The pair spent 40 minutes to beat the Indonesian duo 21-18 21-15, avenging their loss to the foes in the Denmark Open in October.

“It’s a load-off to finally win a title after we failed in the last three times,” said Dechapol.

“I feel so relieved in many ways. There was a bit pressure coming to the final as we lost three straight finals. It’s such a relief to finally beat the Chinese team (Zheng Siwei and Chen Qingchen 21-19 13-21 21-19 in the semi-finals ) whom we’d never beaten before,” added Dechapol.

Sapsiree said: “To win the title for the first time in four finals is such a relief. It’s our goal to win a Grand Prix Gold title. I feel more confident now and feel more focused than before.”

The two reached three finals earlier in the Korea Masters and Syed Modi International in 2016 and last month at the Thailand Masters. They will arrive Bangkok from Switzerland on Tuesday morning. 

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