Singapore Open: Treesa Jolly-Gayatri Gopichand Upset Korean Duo to Enter Semifinals

Singapore – India’s upcoming women’s doubles was also on a rampage at the Singapore Open, where the new pair of Treesa Jolly-Gayatri Gopichand stunned the sixth-ranked South Koreans Kim So Yeong-Kong Hee Yong in the quarterfinals. 

The fifth-seeded pair had springs in their feet, as the Indian pair came from behind to win the game 18-21, 21-19, 24-22 in a very interesting match that took one hour and 19 minutes. 

This triumph could, however, be considered as sweet revenge for Treesa and Gayatri after they succumbed to the same Korean opponents during the Hangzhou Asian Games that was held last year. Their performance in Singapore shows how they have developed significantly and the progress they are making as rivals in the global arena of badminton. 

On Thursday, Teresa and Gayatri spoiled the party of another Korean pair of world number two, Baek Ha Na and Lee So Hee, in the round of 16. Such consecutive wins over highly-ranked players have placed them in a very strong and credible position in the tournament. 

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In the semifinals on Saturday, Treesa, along with Gayatri, will take on fourth seed Japanese combination of Nami Matsuyama and Chiharu Shida. Chirag-Pall further moved 1-2 as the Indian pair is now the only player from the country who is vying for a podium finish in this BWF World Tour Super 750 event. 

Other premier Indian players, too, were eliminated in the tournament; Sindhu was defeated in her women’s singles match and Prannoy in the men’s singles on Thursday. Former world champion Sindhu and number one ranked men’s singles player Prannoy were tested and ousted in the tournament. 

The duo of Treesa and Gayatri displayed good skills in their gameplay and good stamina while getting to the semifinals. In the quarterfinal match, they were very poor in the first game, but in the second game, they came back very hard, strong, and very coordinated. 

The final game of the dice ended with an intense battle between the pair, and finally, after a very tough fight, the Indian pair won it in a nail-biting finish. 

While competing against Matsuyama and Shida, Treesa, along with Gayatri, will have to put their best foot forward to clinch a spot in the finals. In their recent performances, they paved the way for the podium finish. Along with this, they have shown the caliber of existing talents in India in the particular events of women’s doubles badminton. 

Singapore continues entertaining fans with many thrilling and highly competitive games; the ultimate target of Treesa and Gayatri is to write their names on the list of exceptional Indian badminton players.