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Lakshya Sen Shocks All England Champ

Last updated on: June 02, 2023 14:34 IST

Lakshaya Sen

IMAGE: Lakshya Sen. Photograph: Kind courtesy BAI/Twitter

Lakshya Sen continued his rich form in the Thailand Open 2023 as he ousted All England Champion Li Shi Feng in straight games to enter the men's singles quarter-finals.

Sen took just 49 minutes to clinch a dominant win over the 5th seed 21-17, 21-15. He was completely in charge of his Round of 16 match against 4th seed Li, as he grabbed his court covering area and hit jump smashes at will to put unrelenting pressure on the Chinese star.

In the quarter-finals, Lakshya will face Malaysian qualifier Leong Jun Hao.

Meanwhile, Kiran George continued his good form as he defeated Malaysia Masters runner-up Hong Yang Weng in the round of 16, 21-11,21-19.

However, India suffered major upsets in the women's singles as Ashmita Chaliha and veteran Saina Nehwal suffered defeats in their respective matches while top seeds Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty bowed out in the men's doubles Round 2.

Chaliha suffered a defeat against Spain's badminton star Carolina Marin 18-21, 13-21.

Rankireddy and Shetty were knocked out by Indonesia's Muhammad Shohibul Fikri and Bagas Maulana 26-24, 11-21, 17-21.

Saina lost to third seed He Bing Jiao of China 11-21, 14-21.

Source: ANI