Thursday, April 18

Lakshya Sen, Tanisha-Ashwini Shine at All England Championships

Lakshya Sen, Tanisha-Ashwini Shine at All England Championships

The prestigious Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships are underway, and Indian shuttlers are making their presence felt! The tournament, considered one of the most important events in the badminton calendar, is witnessing a thrilling display of talent. On Wednesday, several Indian players put on impressive performances, setting the stage for exciting matches in the coming rounds. Here’s a quick breakdown:

Lakshya Sen Cruises into Round of 16

  • World Championship bronze medalist Lakshya Sen dominated his opening round match against Denmark’s Magnus Johannesen.
  • Sen secured a comfortable straight-game victory (21-14, 21-15) in just 40 minutes.
  • He now faces another Danish challenger, the higher-seeded Anders Antonsen, in the round of 16.

Tanisha-Ashwini Pair Upsets in Women’s Doubles

  • The unseeded duo of Tanisha Crasto and Ashwini Ponnappa caused an upset in the women’s doubles.
  • They defeated the Hong Kong pair of Yeung Nga Ting and Yeung Pui Lam in straight games (21-13, 21-18).
  • Their impressive performance earns them a pre-quarterfinal clash against the fifth-seeded Chinese pair of Zhang Shuxian and Zheng Yu.

Priyanshu Rajawat Bows Out After Fight at All England Championships

  • Young Indian shuttler Priyanshu Rajawat displayed grit but fell short in the men’s singles.
  • He lost a tightly contested match (19-21, 21-1, 9-21) against Indonesia’s Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo.

The All England Championships continue to showcase the talent and potential of Indian badminton. Lakshya Sen’s dominance and the upset win by Tanisha-Ashwini provide exciting prospects for the upcoming rounds.

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