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Treesa-Gayatri's dream run ends at Singapore Open, loses in semifinal

Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand lost in the semi-final of the Singapore Open against the fourth-seeded Japanese pair.

Treesa-Gayatris dream run ends at Singapore Open, loses in semifinal
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Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand are the second-seeded pairing at the US Open 2024. (Photo Credit: Badminton Photo/BWF)

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The Bridge Desk

Updated: 1 Jun 2024 12:56 PM GMT

The Indian women's doubles pairing of Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand lost in the semifinal of the Singapore Open Super 750 on Saturday to end a dream run.

The Indian pair lost to fourth-seeded Nami Matsuyama and Chiharu Shida of Japan in straight games (23-21, 21-11).

Treesa-Gayatri started the first game with two points but then faltered on the net a couple of times to give the lead to the Japanese pair.

Matsuyama-Chida had a lead of 8-2 when the Indian pair started making a comeback as the Japanese pair faltered. Brilliant winners from Gayatri, coupled with mistakes from the Japanese duo, made it 9-11 at the mid-game break.

After the mid-game break, Matsuyama-Chida took a big lead of 16-12 but powered by the powerful winners of Treesa, the Indian pair made it 16-16 in no time.

The counter-attacking continued from the Indian pair as they took a couple of points to make 20-20. But the Japanese pair won the first game with a winner.

In the second game, the Indian pair looked clueless as they trailed 2-11 at the mid-game break. They eventually got some points in the later half but the Japanese pair had a big enough lead to win 21-11.

After missing out on the 2024 Paris Olympics, it was a good run for the Indian pair as they defeated world number two in the pre-quarter-finals and world number six in the quarter-finals.

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