1 October, 2023
Sam Jones and Sian Kelly stormed to a convincing win within the blended doubles last of the VICTOR Croatian Worldwide 2023.
Of their first victory as a partnership, they beat Czech duo Vít Kulíšek and Kateřina Zuzáková 21-9 21-13 to safe the title in Zagreb.
The blended doubles pair had been the one English hopes within the finals after Lisa Curtin bought so far as the final 16 and Nadeem Dalvi fell within the first spherical.
Jones and Kelly misplaced out on the quarter-final stage of the Polish Worldwide Sequence however returned to win all their matches in two video games on the Croation Worldwide 2023.
They beat Mathias Ji Hong and Aimee Hong 21-18 21-12 to kick issues off within the second spherical following a first-round bye, earlier than getting previous Wiktor Trecki and Paulina Hankiewicz 21-16 21-11 within the quarter-finals.
The semi-final was then safely navigated by the pair who cruised previous Jan Janoštík and Tallulah Sharleen Van Coppenolle 21-10 21-12.
And the partnership would find yourself making no mistake in each last video games, claiming a blended doubles victory over Kulíšek and Zuzáková in 24 minutes.
Jones and Kelly gained 10 consecutive factors within the finals conflict, main them to the highest of the rostrum for the primary time as a partnership.
Elsewhere Curtin beat Margaux Lasis 21-10 21-18 within the first spherical, earlier than being denied a spot within the quarter-finals by Kate Ludik in an in depth 21-17 21-18 match.
Nadeem Dalvi met eighth seed Aria Dinata within the first spherical however missed out on second-round development with a 21-18 21-15 loss.
All consideration turns to the BWF World Junior Championships in Spokane, USA after England completed 14th within the BWF World Junior Blended Crew Championships.