All England Open 2023: Gayatri Gopichand and Treesa Jolly attain quarters after ousting former World No. 1 pair2 min read
All England Open 2023: Young Indian pairing of Gayatri Gopichand and Treesa Jolly reached the quarter-final of the distinguished event after beautiful former champions Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota of Japan in straight video games on Thursday, March 16.
New Delhi,UPDATED: Mar 16, 2023 18:13 IST
All England Open: Gayatri and Treesa attain quarters for 2nd successive 12 months (PTI Photo)
By India Today Sports Desk: India’s younger doubles pairing of Gayatri Gopichand and Treesa Jolly reached the ladies’s doubles quarter-final of All England Open Championships for the second successive 12 months. 20-year-old Gayatri and 19-year-old Treesa surprised former World No. 1 and former All England champions Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota in straight video games in Birmingham on Thursday, March 16.
Gayatri Gopichand and Treesa Jolly wanted 50 minutes to beat the Japanese pairing of Fukushima and Hirota 21-14, 24-22 within the second-round match in Birmingham. After dominating the opening exchanges of the match, Gayatri and Treesa had been cruising towards a straightforward victory. The Indian pair managed a 9-point lead within the second sport however the skilled Japanese stars fought again.
Fukushima and Hirota saved 3 match factors and put stress on Gayatri and Treesa, relentlessly. However, the children, with coach Mathias Boe on the sidelines, saved their calm and composure to win it with their sixth match level.
Gayatri and Treesa let loose an enormous cry of reduction after pulling off one of many greatest wins of their nascent profession. Fukushima and Hirota, the silver medalists in 3 World Championships, had been comfortably outplayed because the Indian pair continued its giant-slaying run.
Notably, Gayatri and Treesa had overwhelmed World No. 8 Jongkolphan Kititharakul and Rawinda Prajongjai of Thailand within the opening spherical 21-18, 21-14 in Birmingham.
It appears Gayatri and Treesa love the massive stage at All England. The pair reached the semi-final in 2022, shedding solely to Zhang Shuxian and Zhen Yu of China in what was a breakthrough season for the younger Indian pair.
Gayatri and Jolly have now pulled off 3 wins towards high 10 pairs in lower than a month after having additionally overwhelmed Malaysia’s Pearly Tan and Thinaah Muralitharan within the Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships event in February.
Gayatri and Treesa’s run to the quarter-final brings pleasure a day after two-time Olympic medalist PV Sindhu was knocked out within the first spherical of the ladies’s singles competitors. Saina Nehwal additionally had withdrawn from the event.
Doubles pairing of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty and males’s singles shuttlers Lakshya Sen, KIdambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy shall be of their second-round motion later within the day.
Mar 16, 2023