Badminton News: Indian women’s doubles pair Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand continued their impressive performance, delivering another outstanding performance to advance to the second straight semi-final at the English Championships in Birmingham on Friday (3/17) night.
India’s world number 17 pair looked solid in defense and relentless in attack, earning a 21-14, 18-21, 21-12 win over new Chinese pair Li Wen Mei and Liu Xuan Xuan in the quarter-finals on 64 minutes . . .
The only Indian representatives in the match, Gayatri and Treesa Jolly will face a South Korean pair, Baek Ha Na and Lee So Hee in the next round.
Gayatri and Treesa also reached the semi-finals in the last edition when they secured a place in the main draw at the last moment.
But they come into the draw with quite a bit of experience this time around, having clinched bronze at the Commonwealth Games last year and posting victory over higher-seeded pairs like world number 7 Tan Pearly and Thinah Muralitharan at the Badminton Mixed Team Championships in Asia last February. .
The Indian duo upset Thailand’s seventh seeds Jongkolphan Kititharakul and Ravindra Prajongjai and Japan’s former world number one pair Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota in the previous round.
In the quarterfinals, Gayatri, 20, and Treesa, 19, faced Li, ranked 9th in the world, and Liu, ranked 16th in the world.
Against the pair of world number 52, Gayatri held firm at the net while Treesa delivered a superb smash and drop from behind to dominate the rally.
With coaches Mathias Boe and Arun Wisnu chirping constantly from the touchline, the Indian pair showed their aggressive intent early on to continue to dominate the game and book a place in the All England 2023 semi-finals.
Article tags: Gayatri Pullela Gopichand, Treesa Jolly, All England 2023
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