Yuki Fukushima, Sayaka Hirota defeat Olympic champs to win Indonesia Open

first_imgJAKARTA – Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota defended their Indonesia Open women’s doubles title on Sunday by defeating Japanese compatriots and reigning Olympic champions Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi.In women’s singles, Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi, won her first title here, defeating India’s Olympic silver medalist Pusarla Venkata Sindhu 21-15, 21-16. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Yuki Fukushima (left) and Sayaka Hirota pose with their gold medals after defeating Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi in the women’s doubles final match at the Indonesia Open badminton championship in Jakarta on Sunday. | AP KEYWORDS IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img Indonesia Open, Yuki Fukushima, Sayaka Hirota Fukushima and Hirota, currently the world’s second-ranked pair, won in straight games, 21-16, 21-18, in 51 minutes over their fourth-ranked opponents. RELATED PHOTOSlast_img read more