Treesa Jolly-Gayatri Gopichand extends her run in the Singapore Open

In a thrilling quarterfinal encounter, the doubles combination overcame Kim So Yeong and Kong Hee Yong, the Korean couple ranked sixth in the world.

On Friday, May 31, Indian women’s doubles players Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand carried on their exciting run in the Singapore Open. In a thrilling quarterfinal encounter, the doubles combination overcame Kim So Yeong and Kong Hee Yong, the Korean couple ranked sixth in the world. Treesa and Gopichand advanced to their first-ever semifinal in a BWF World Tour Super 750 tournament with an incredible comeback victory (18-21, 21-19, 24-22).

The Follow Up

The victory in the quarterfinals for Treesa/Gayatri follows their Thursday shock of the world’s second-ranked team, Baek Ha Na and Lee So Hee. Indian players were eliminated early in the tournament, so this was a significant win for them. The heavyweights PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy, and Lakshya Sen have all previously dropped their matches. Treesa/Gayatri’s energetic run inspires optimism

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The Road Ahead

for India, which already boasts a top-tier men’s team in Satwik and Chirag. In the semifinal on Saturday, the Indian duo will play the winner of Apriyani Rahayu/Siti Fadia Silva Ramadhanti of Indonesia and Nami Matsuyama/Chiharu Shifa of Japan.

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The Match

The world-ranked Indian women’s doubles team of Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand upset South Korea’s Baek Ha Na and Lee So Hee to go to the Singapore Open quarterfinals. During last year’s Asian Games pre-quarterfinals in Hangzhou, the Indian pair had fallen short against the Korean pair. The Baek-Lee team made a lot of mistakes, and Treesa and Gayatri easily won the first game with a dominating 18-9 advantage. However, the Indians gave the South Koreans a chance to recover, making careless mistakes in the second game to send the contest to a decisive third game.

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The Comeback

Before the Indian pair seized a narrow two-point lead at the final mid-game break, the rival pairs traded several strong smashes and were tied at eight points apiece. They kept up their aggressive play, scoring six baskets in a row to make the score 16-9 and complete an incredible victory.

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