VICTOR’s Liliyana Natsir
was the winner with Nova Widianto in the Indonesia Open back in 2005. However, after 2007 since the Superseries was introduced, the Queen of Mixed Doubles has never made it to the top here again. This week, she’s got just another chance alongside Tontowi Ahmad
was consistently one of the best contenders in the Superseries Premier event out there over the years, but the home pressure seemed to always appear in the way for the three-time world champion rather than home court advantage. Their quest this year will have a tough opening against the Hong Kong pair also from Team VICTOR, Lee Reginald Chun Hei
and Chau Hoi Wah
, who just got the better of them in the semifinal and eventually won in the Australian Open last week. Last year, she and Tontowi Ahmad
were ousted in the semifinals from up the first game by Xu/Ma.
Looking to defend the title in the men’s doubles are VICTOR’s Korean stars Lee Yong Dae and Yoo Yeon Seong
, who were in the middle of a three-Superseries-win stretch last year here in Jakarta.