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Arundhati books place in main draw

Singapore: Arundhati Pantwane was the only Indian to survive the qualifying rounds of the Singapore Open Superseries on Monday. Arundhati earned a creditable win over Taipei’s Chen Hsiao Huan in the first round, and then got past Michelle Li of Canada to book a place against another Chinese Taipei player, Tzu Ying Tai, in the first round of the main draw. The Indian joins her senior compatriot Saina Nehwal in main draw action on Wednesday. Continue reading

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All eyes on Saina at Singapore Open

The Singapore Open Superseries – scene of Saina Nehwal’s second of three successive titles last year – will see a strong Indian presence as the tournament gets underway on Tuesday. The Indian world No.4 will have to beat off a strong field to defend her title, and if she manages to do that, she will have won her first Superseries title of 2011. Continue reading

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Polish Intl: Arundhati runs aground in semis

Podlaskie (Poland): Arundhati Pantwane’s stirring run in the Polish International Championships came to an end in the semifinals on Saturday. The Maharashtra player, who came through three rounds of qualifying and three successive three-setters in the first, second and third rounds, eventually fell to Ukraine’s third seed, Larisa Griga, in the semis. Griga went on to take the title on Sunday, beating Japan’s Yuka Kusunose 21-15 21-16. Spain’s second seed Pablo Abian took the men’s title, beating Russia’s Vladimir Ivanov 21-14 21-12. Continue reading

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National Games: Arundhati, Guru Sai win gold

Ranchi: Promising youngster Arundhati Pantawante and rising star Guru Sai Dutt clinched the singles titles as the badminton competition concluded at the 34th National Games on Monday. The Nagpur girl came from behind to oust Kerala’s PC Thulasi for the title. Continue reading

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