Birmingham: India’s pair of Trisa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand crashed out in the women’s doubles semi-finals of the All England Badminton Championship 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 by 10 Gayatri said after the match, ‘We learned a lot from this match. He did not relinquish control of the shuttle and we were a bit nervous. Whereas Trisa said, ‘His defense was very good. 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 make a good start and were 0. lagged behind by 4. The Korean pair kept the pressure on with their long rallies and took 11. Took 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 off with a strong lead of 2. The Indians made several mistakes, which the Korean pair took advantage of and took the game and the match. 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. All England Open: Trisa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand’s miraculous game continues in All England Open, now just two steps away from creating historyPV Sindhu: PV Sindhu was out in the first round of All England Badminton Championship, then Srikanth defeated Popov of France
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