Trisa and Gayatri in All England semi-finals
India’s pair of Trisa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand stormed into the women’s doubles semi-finals of the All England Badminton Championship. The world number 17 Indian pair defeated China’s Li Wen Mei and Liu Xuan Xuan 21-21 in a 64-minute match. 14, 18. 21, 21. beat 12 They will next face either Indonesia’s eighth seeds Apriyani Rahayu and Siti Fadia Silva Ramadhanti or Korea’s Baek Ha Na and Lee So Hee.
The Indian challenge in the tournament now hinges on Trisa and Gayatri. Last time too, both reached the semi-finals when they got entry to the main draw at the last moment. This time she has come with enough experience and won a bronze medal in the Commonwealth Games last year. Apart from this, in the Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championship in February, he defeated higher-ranked Ten Pearly and T Muraleedharan. In the previous round, they had defeated former world number one pair of Japan’s Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota.