Trisa and Gayatri lose in the semi-finals of the All England Championship
India’s pair of Trisa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand crashed out in the women’s doubles semi-finals of the All England Badminton Championships for the second year in a row. The Indian pair was defeated by world number 20 Korean pair of Baek Na Ha and Lee So Hee in a 21. 10, 21. beat 10. Gayatri said after the match, “We learned a lot from this match. She didn’t relinquish control of the shuttle and we were a little nervous.’ ‘Her defense was great,’ Trisa said. We were nervous and could not play well.
Gayatri’s father Pullela Gopichand was the last Indian to win the All England title in 2001. Before him, Prakash Padukone had won this title in 1980. Nineteen-year-old Trisa and 20-year-old Gayatri had big chances to reach the finals but could not cross the semi-final hurdle. They faced a tough pair of Korea, of whom Lee is a two-time World Championship title holder. The Indian pair failed to get off to a good start and were 0. lagged behind by 4.
The Korean pair kept the pressure on with their long rallies and 11. Made a lead of 5. The Indian pair scored a few points to score 9. Did 13 but since then the contest has become one sided. In the second game he hit 11. Started with a strong lead of 2. The Indians made many mistakes, which they took advantage of and took the game and the match to their name. Gayatri and Trisa had earlier defeated seventh seeds Jongkolphan K and Ravindra P of Thailand and former world number one pair of Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota of Japan.