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All England Championships: Treesa Jolly-Gayatri Gopichand Sign Off At Semi-final Stage

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Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand's sensational run came to an end as the Indian pair signed off with a second successive semifinal finish at the All England Championships in Birmingham on Saturday.

The two young shuttlers found the going tough against Korean world number 20 duo of Baek Na Ha and Lee So Hee, losing 10-21 10-21 in a 46-minute women's doubles contest at the Utilita arena. "We learnt a lot from this match.

The difference was they didn't leave a shuttle and we did panic a little bit," Gayatri said after the match. Treesa added: "When we played against them, their defence was good, it was better than yesterday.

We were just panicking and didn't play well, we just kept attacking." Gayatri's father Pullela Gopichand, the chief national coach, was the last Indian to win the All England crown, in 2001, the first being the legendary Prakash Padukone in 1980.

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