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Malaysia Masters 2022: CWG-bound women's doubles pair Gayatri-Treesa exit in first round

India got off to a dismal start at the Malaysia Masters 2022 as no Indian player was able to win on Day 1 at the Super 500 tournament.

Treesa Jolly Gayatri Gopichand
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World no. 23 Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand will be playing at the French Open next week. (Source: BAI)

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PTI

Published: 5 July 2022 4:17 PM GMT

India's Commonwealth Games-bound women's doubles duo of Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand made a first-round exit from the Malaysia Masters 2022 badminton tournament, losing to the local pair of Pearly Tan and Thinaah Muralitharan on Tuesday.

The Indian pair was outplayed by the Malaysians 14-21, 14-21 in the opening round match that lasted just 33 minutes.

None of the Indians won any match on Tuesday with two other women's doubles pairs also suffering first-round defeats.

The combination of Ashwini Bhat and Shikha Gautam lost 7-21 10-21 to Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota of Japan while Pooja Dandu and Arathi Sara went down to Bulgaria's Gabriela Stoeva and Stefani Stoeva 17-21 17-21.

In the women's singles, Malvika Bansod also suffered a 10-21 17-21 defeat against the host country's Goh Jin Wei in 33 minutes to exit from the Super 500 tournament.

Olympic medallists PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal will feature in the women's singles first-round matches on Wednesday.

Parupalli Kashyap, HS Prannoy and B Sai Praneeth will also open their campaigns in men's singles on Wednesday.

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