Indian Badminton Stars Shine at French Open, Secure Quarterfinal Berths

Indian Badminton Stars Shine at French Open, Secure Quarterfinal Berths

Indian badminton stars Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty continued their impressive run in the French Open Super 750 tournament, securing a quarterfinal berth with a dominant victory over Malaysian duo Man Wei Chong and Kai Woo Tee. The world No. 1 doubles pair showcased their exceptional skills, dispatching their opponents 21-13, 21-12 in a mere 32 minutes.

Satwik and Chirag’s triumph marks their third consecutive runner-up finish in major tournaments this season, following their impressive performances at the China Open, Malaysia Open Super 1000, and India Open Super 750. Their consistent success has solidified their position as the top-ranked doubles pair globally.

Meanwhile, PV Sindhu, returning from a knee injury, displayed her resilience and determination in the women’s singles competition. The two-time Olympic medalist overcame a first-game setback to defeat world No. 10 Zhang 13-21, 21-10, 21-14, securing her first quarterfinal appearance of the season. Sindhu will face second seed Chen Yu Fei of China in the next round.

In the women’s doubles category, Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand caused an upset by defeating seventh-seeded Japanese duo Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota 21-18, 21-13. The Indian pair will now face top seeds Qing Chen Chen and Yi Fan Jia of China in the quarterfinals.

The French Open Super 750 tournament has witnessed several thrilling matches and impressive performances from Indian shuttlers. Satwik and Chirag’s dominance, Sindhu’s return to form, and Jolly and Gopichand’s upset victory have raised hopes for further success in the upcoming rounds.