Categories: Badminton Sports

Thailand Open: Satwik/Chirag reach fourth final of the year; Ashwini/Tanisha ousted in semis

Bangkok, May 18 (SocialNews.XYZ) Former champions Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty of India stormed into the Thailand Open final once again, after comfortably defeating Ming Che Lu/Tang Kai Wei of Chinese Taipei in straight games in the men's doubles here on Saturday. Satwik and Chirag won the men's 21-11, 21-12 in the semifinal of Thailand Open 2024, reaching their fourth final of the year. The World No. 3 duo will face China’s Chen Bo Yang/Liu Yi in the final on Sunday.

Meanwhile, in the women’s doubles, the Indian pair of Tanisha Crasto and Ashwini Ponnappa, who were playing their first-ever semifinal at the Super 500 event, went down 12-21, 22-20 against home-favourites Jongkolphan Kititharakul /Rawinda Prajongjai of Thailand despite a valiant fight in a thrilling second game.

Earlier on Friday, the former world number one pair Satwik-Chirag outclassed the lower-ranked Malaysian duo of Junaidi Arif and Roy King Yap 21-7, 21-14 in a third-round encounter that lasted for 38 minutes to reach the semifinals.

On Friday, Ponnappa and Crasto clinched a hard-fought 21-15, 21-23, 21-19 victory over the Korean pair of Shin Seung Chan and Lee Yu Lim to reach the women's doubles semifinals.

Source: IANS

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