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Lakshya Sen, Treesa-Gayatri, and Satwik-Chirag win the first round of the French Open

<p><strong>Paris:</strong> On Tuesday, the French Open Super 750 badminton competition saw star Indian duo Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty move to the second round after a hard-fought victory against Malaysia’s Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi.</p>
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<p>World No. 1 teams Satwik and Chirag had won the championship in 2022. The Asian Games winners got off to a great start in the competition as they defeated the world-ranked Malaysian team 21-13, 24-22, in 47 minutes, marking their sixth victory in the previous eight matches.</p>
<p>In the next round, Satwik and Chirag, who placed second in their last three competitions, will take on Man Wei Chong and Kai Wun Tee, another Malaysian couple.</p>
<p>Bronze medalist at the World Championships, Lakshya Sen, overcame adversity to defeat Japan’s Kanta Tsuneyama 15-21, 21-15, 21-3 in his first-round match.</p>
<p>In the preliminary round, the unseeded Indian will face Li Shen Feng, the third seed.</p>
<p>In an all-Indian first match in the women’s doubles category, Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand, the bronze medalists from the Commonwealth Games, defeated Ashwini Ponnappa and Tanisha Crasto 16-21, 21-19, and 17-17 to go to the next round.</p>
<p>The two couples are competing to earn spots for the Olympics in Paris. Treesa-Gayatri is rated 14th in the Olympic Games qualifying list, while Tanisha-Ashwini is ranked 11th.</p>
<p>After being instrumental in the Indian women’s team’s historic victory at the Badminton Asia Team Championships in Shah Alam, Malaysia, last month, Treesa and Gayatri are playing at an elite level.</p>
<p>But Priyanshu Rajawat’s career was over after losing to top seed and current Olympic champion Victor Axelsen 8-21, 15-21.</p>

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