Cuttack, January 28: Indian shuttlers Malvika Bansod and Ashmita Chaliha reached the semi-finals of the Odisha Open 2022 badminton match after successful their respective ladies’s singles quarter-final match, right here on Friday.
The 20-year-old Bansod, who beat Saina Nehwal on the India Open earlier this month, registered a hard-fought 21-13, 16-21, 21-17 win over 18-year-old Tanya Hemanth to enter the semi-finals. PV Sindhu Wins Women’s Singles Title at Syed Modi India International 2022 With Victory Over Malvika Bansod.
Malvika received the primary sport comfortably. Nonetheless, within the second sport, Tanya Hemanth mounted a comeback and stretched the match right into a decider. The third sport noticed the world No 67 Malvika in a spot of hassle after trailing 11-10 on the break. Nonetheless, the highly-rated Indian teen used her lengthy attain to good impact and sealed the match in 58 minutes.
Malvika, who’s seeking to make her second consecutive closing after taking part in within the Syed Modi Worldwide title decider final week, will subsequent face teenager Unnati Hooda within the closing 4 on Saturday.
One other title contender on the Tremendous 100 occasion, Ashmita Chaliha additionally superior to the semi-finals after defeating Rhucha Sawant 21-17, 21-15 in her quarter-final match. She is going to face Smit Toshniwal within the semi-final on Saturday. Within the males’s singles, Kiran George and Priyanshu Rajawat produced shock three-game wins over third seed Subhankar Dey and Mithun Manjunath, respectively.
Kiran defeated Shubhankar 21-16, 10-21, 21-19 whereas Priyanshu registered a 13-21, 21-14, 21-8 win over Mithun. Kiran will subsequent face Ansal Yadav whereas Priyanshu, winne’ of final yr’s Ukraine Worldwide, will probably be up in opposition to Kaushal Dharmamer of their semi-final matches.
In the meantime, the ladies’s doubles pair of Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand took simply 13 minutes for a routine 21-7, 21-3 win over Vaishnavi Khadkekar and Ellora Koner. They’ll face Arul Bala Radhakrishnan and Nila Valluvan within the semi-finals on Saturday. Within the combined doubles, Treesa Jolly progressed to the semi-final with MR Arjun. The pair defeated Nazeer Khan Abu Bakkar and Nila Valluvan 21-12, 21-7 in straight video games.
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