Aline and Jenjira in the 1/4 final

After 2017, Swiss players once again have a chance to win a medal at a European Badminton Championship. Aline Müller/ Jenjira Stadelmann narrowly beat French pair Emilie Lefel/ Anne Tran in three sets 21-16/ 7-21/ 21-19 yesterday evening to reach the quarter-finals of the tournament in the Ukrainian capital Kiev. With the victory of the two Swiss players (BWF 151) against the favoured French players (BWF 24), the reigning Swiss champions achieved a small sensation. Tonight, Friday, they will play for a medal. They will play the 5th match after 5 pm against the number three seeded Danes Sara Thygesen/ Maiken Fruergaard (BWF 16).