All England Badminton 2023 Live Updates, Day 4: Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand Pullela are the only Indians in the fray in the ongoing All England Badminton Championships. The Commonwealth 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 last edition, will next face the Chinese combination of Li Wen Mei and Liu Xuan Xuan.
Treesa and Gayatri have been in good form, having claimed a win over world No. 7 Tan Pearly and Thinnah Muralitharan at the Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championship in February. In their opening round here, the Indian duo upset seventh seeds Jongkolphan Kitiiharakul and Rawinda Prajongai of Thailand.
Meanwhile, last year’s finalist Lakshya Sen couldn’t find his touch against Anders Antonsen, going down 13-21, 15-21 in 52 minutes. Returning from an injury, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy paired up with his partner Chirag Shetty but their gallant fight ended with a 21-10, 17-21, 19-21 loss to China’s world No. 10 Liang Wei Keng and Wang Chang.
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