Aifa Azman Triumphs in Thrilling Battle at Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Open Women’s Round 2


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In a riveting encounter at the Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Open Women’s Round 2, Malaysian sensation Aifa Azman showcased her resilience and skill, ultimately emerging victorious against France’s Marie Stephan.

The match unfolded with intense back-and-forth exchanges, keeping spectators on the edge of their seats throughout the 38-minute showdown. Aifa Azman claimed the first two games with scores of 11-9 and 11-1, demonstrating her dominance on the court. However, Marie Stephan mounted a comeback, securing the next two games with scores of 8-11 and 7-11, signaling a shift in momentum.

As the tension reached its peak in the deciding fifth game, Aifa Azman displayed her determination and tactical prowess, sealing the victory with a final scoreline of 11-4. The hard-fought 3-2 triumph not only highlights Aifa Azman’s exceptional athleticism but also underscores the competitive nature of the Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Open.

Aifa Azman’s strategic play and ability to adapt under pressure ultimately secured her a well-deserved place in the next round.

Featured Image: New Straits Times

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