Gayatri Gopichand and Treesa Jolly of India advanced to the second round of the Australian Open 2023 women’s doubles tournament in Sydney’s State Sports Centre.
Gayatri Gopichand and Treesa Jolly of India advanced to the second round of the Australian Open 2023 women’s doubles tournament at the State Sports Centre in Sydney on Tuesday. Jolly and Gopichand of India defeated Catherine Choi and Josephine Wu of Canada in the round of 32 of the BWF Super 500 competition 21-16, 21-17. The top shuttlers will face stiffer opponents in the round of 16 in Japan’s Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara, who are rated fourth in the world.
Gopichand and Jolly won bronze at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. They reached the All-England Open semifinals in March. However, they have yet to reach the BWF Tour quarterfinals since the Olympic qualification campaign for Paris 2024 began on May 1.
Ashwini Ponnappa and Tanisha Crasto were eliminated after losing their women’s doubles opening match to Indonesia’s Febriana Kusuma and Aallania Pratiwi, ranked No. 18, 11-21, 21-14, and 17-21.
Earlier in the day, N Sikki Reddy and Arathi Sara Sunil were defeated 19-21, 21-15, 19-21 by Ukraine’s Yelyzaveta Zharka and Mariia Stoliarenko in the first round.
PV Sindhu, a two-time Olympic medalist, and Commonwealth Games winner Lakshya Sen will compete in the BWF Super 500 competition starting on Wednesday. The Australian Open 2023 will finish on Sunday.