The Indian women’s doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy lost their semifinal match at the ongoing Orleans Masters 2021 BWF Super 100 event.
Ponnappa and Reddy were defeated comprehensively in straight games by the Thai pair of Jongkolphan Kititharakul and Rawinda Prajongjai 21-18, 21-9.
The Indian duo were no match for their opponents from Thailand as the match ended in just 37 minutes. This meant India were off to a bad start on the semifinal day of the Orleans Masters.
However, there was some good news from the men’s doubles division as Krishna Prasad Garaga and Vishnu Vardhan Goud Panjala won their match against England’s Callum Hemming and Steven Stallwood 21-17, 21-17 in just 35 minutes.