Friday, March 31, 2023

All England Championships: Treesa-Gayatri enter quarterfinals; Sen, Satwik-Chirag ousted

Indian ladies’s doubles pair of Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand scripted a shocking win to progress to the quarterfinals however Lakshya Sen bowed out within the males’s singles competitors of the All England Championships right here on Thursday.

Commonwealth Video games bronze medallists Treesa and Gayatri continued their rise as they shocked former World No. 1 pair of Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota 21-14, 24-22 in a pulsating contest.

The World No. 17 Indian pair, which had reached the semifinals of the final version, will subsequent face Chinese language mixture of Li Wen Mei and Liu Xuan Xuan.

Final yr’s finalist Sen, nevertheless, couldn’t discover his contact in opposition to Anders Antonsen, happening 13-21, 15-21 in 52 minutes. It was a candy revenge from the Danish, who had gone down in straight video games to the Indian in 2022.

Coming back from an damage, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy paired up along with his companion Chirag Shetty, however their gallant combat ended with a 21-10, 17-21, 19-21 loss to China’s World No. 10 Liang Wei Keng and Wang Chang.

Treesa and Gayatri have been in good kind, having claimed a win over Tan Pearly and Thinnah Muralitharan on the Badminton Asia Blended Staff Championship in February. Of their opening spherical right here, the Indian duo upset the seventh seeds – Jongkolphan Kitiiharakul and Rawinda Prajongai of Thailand.

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