“The burden is definitely there but I just try to stay calm so that I can emerge the champion,” said the winner of BNI Sirnas A DKI Jakarta 2022.
In another match, Dhinda managed to prevail over Merilya Putri Hanantha from East Java in straight sets of 21-12 and 21-10.
“Earlier, the game was smooth, there were no significant obstacles. But I still made many mistakes because of the windy condition,” said Dhinda.
The Bali-born athlete who trains with PB Shamrock, Medan, admitted that she was happy and grateful for being able to reach the quarter-final round.
Thalita will face fellow Jakarta player Nimas Amirah Ayu, while Dhinda will meet Desmoelya Rizky Hardianti from West Java this afternoon. (rr)