One out of four Australian pairs survive in women’s pool play in Shepparton
Phoebe Bell shows emotion during the match against Nagata and Kumada
Of the four teams that failed to make the single eliminations cut, three were Australian. One host country pair, however, remains in contention.
The four pool winners, who will advance directly to the quarterfinals, will become known on Saturday.
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The two shortest matches of the day took place in this pool. The other main draw wildcards, Laite Nima and Iliseva Ratudina from Fiji, were on the losing side in both of them – first against USA’s Jace Pardon and Caitlin Ledoux, and then against Nagata and Kumada in the survival match.
The other Japanese pair in this group, Chiyo Suzuki and Reika Murakami, also advanced to the elimination rounds after delivering a 2-0 (21-15, 21-19) shutout of Kendall and Weiler in the losers’ clash.
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