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All England Open 2022: Gayatri Gopichand/Treesa Jolly pull off massive upset and enter semifinals - WATCH

Coming back from a set down, underdogs Gayatri Gopichand and Treesa Jolly defeated the World No. 2 pair from Korea - Lee Sohee/Shin Seungchan to enter the semis of the All England Open 2022.

Gayatri Gopichand and Treesa Jolly are into the All England Open semi-finals

Gayatri Gopichand and Treesa Jolly in action


The Bridge Desk

Updated: 18 March 2022 3:38 PM GMT

It's the season of debutants to shine as Indian women's doubles pair of Gayatri Gopichand and Treesa Jolly pulled off a stunning upset as they saw off World No. 2 pair of Lee Sohee and Shin Seungchan in the quarter-finals of the All England Open 2022, 14-21, 22-20, 21-15.

Entering the BWF Super 1000 tournament as complete underdogs, the World No. 56 pair has shown great spunk throughout and maturity as well as they recorded their career's biggest win so far.

Learning to hold their own against some of the very bests of the game, both Gayatri and Treesa played some solid badminton, responding with good reflexes and defensive skills and ensuring the errors are kept minimum, en route to notching a stunning victory in a three-set thriller.

It's been a while since India has shone in the women's doubles and it is particularly inspiring to see how Gayatri, 19 and Treesa, 18 stepped up against the World No. 2 and World Championships silver medallist pair from Korea, forcing them into errors repeatedly.

The Indians are now into the semi-finals of the All England Open and will lock horns with the Chinese pair of Zhang Shu Xian and Zheng Yu next.

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