Sweeet revange for Ritika-Simrarn
By Lokmat English Desk | Published: January 11, 2022 06:35 PM2022-01-11T18:35:01+5:302022-01-11T18:35:01+5:30
Nagpur, Jan11 City's doubles specialist Ritika Thaker and her Mumbai partner Simran Singhi had sweet revenge against Ukrainian pair ...
City's doubles specialist Ritika Thaker and her Mumbai partner Simran Singhi had sweet revenge against Ukrainian pair in the women doubles first round of Yonex-Sunrise India Open Badminton Championship began at New Delhi on Tuesday.
Two months back Ritika and Simar had lost to Mariia Stoliarenko-Yelyzaveta Zharka in Ukrain Open. However, today they took the revenge by defeating them in three games. After losing the first game 14-21, Ritika and Simran changed the strategy and played aggressively in next two games. In the second game, the Ukrainian pair at one stage was leading 19-16 but them Riika-Simrar earned three consecutive points to level the score. Ultimately Ritika and Simran manage to win the second game 22-20 and restored the parity. The decider was also keenly contested. In this game also Ritka and Simran were trailing initially. But then after a change of ends, they bounced back to overpower their opponents in a thrilling game that was lasted for one hour and four minutes. However, another city shuttler Mugdha Agrey made an early exit as she lost her first-round match to Anupama Upadhyay 11-21, 15-21 in 41 minutes.
On day two Malvika Bansod will play her first round match against Samiya Imad Farooqui from 12 noon onwards.Open in app