Malaysia’s challenge at the Indonesia Masters came to an end following Pearly Tan-M.Thinaah's semi-finals loss to Indonesia’s scratch pairing of Apryani Rahayu-Siti Fadia Silva Ramadhanti in front of a packed Istora Senayan Stadium.
Despite taking the lead after victory in the first game, the Malaysians couldn’t maintain that same high tempo, leaving the Indonesians to storm back and win 21-23, 21-14, 21-14 in a battle that lasted 74 minutes.
Against Tan-Thinaah, the experience of Rahayu, whose long-term partner Greysia Polli is set to announce her official retirement on Sunday, was crucial as she orchestrated the comeback with her 21-year-old partner.
Rahayu-Fadia next meet top seeded Chinese pair Chen Qing Chen-Jia Yi Fan for the title.
As for Tan-Thinaah, they could be happy with their performance after chalking another semi-final appearance this season.
The mixed doubles final, meanwhile, sees China’s second seeds Zheng Siwei-Huang Ya Qiong take on French pair Thom Gicquel-Delphine Delrue.
In the men's singles, Viktor Axelsen stormed into the final after a clinical 21-15, 21-15 victory over crowd favourite Anthony Ginting.
He takes on Chou Tien-chen, who fought for 70 minutes before overcoming Loh Kean Yew 21-16, 8-21, 21-19.