Hylo Open: Gayatri Gopichand-Treesa Jolly enters semifinals

Indian women’s doubles duo Gayatri Gopichand and Tree Jolly entered the semifinals of the Hylo Open Super 300 badminton tournament here on Friday.

Gayatri-Treesa beat Hsu Ya Ching-Lin Wan Ching of Chinese Taipei 21-17, 18-21, 21-8 in an hour.

The world no 28 Indian pair took the first game 21-17. In the second, Ya Ching-Wan Ching bounced back to level the parity 21-18.

Going into the third game, Gayatri-Treesa opened the game with sharp net play and body smashes. At the interval, they led 11-4, and from there on, they allowed the Chinese Taipei pair only four points before sealing the contest with a 21-8 win.

This is the fifth time they made it to the last four on the BWF world tour in 2022.

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