Mumbai, October 20: It was so near and yet so far. Sagarika Mukherjee almost came to breaching the China wall, but finished as the runner-up in the Junior Girls singles at the $8,000 Reliance India Junior and Cadet Open at the NSCI Stadium here today.
China’s Yanmei Yang, keeping her reputation here intact, beat the Indian 4-3 (11-6, 11-2, 11-4, 14-16, 9-11, 5-11, 12-10) in a thriller that had all the ingredients of a final. Yang received the winner’s
Mumbai, October 20: In the face of a Chinese invasion Sagarika Mukherjee made India proud when outsmarted Anqi Li to enter the finals of the Junior Girls category at the $8,000 Reliance India Junior and Cadet Open at the NSCI Stadium here today.
The Indian will take on Yanmei Yang in the final to be played later this evening. Yang defeated compatriot Xiaotong Sun 4-1 in the other semifinal.
Ranked 146 in the world, Sagarika was down 1-3 and
Mumbai, October 19: It will be an all-India affair in the Junior Boys category while it will be the reverse of sorts in the Junior Girls section with three Chinese making the semifinal grade at the $8,000 Reliance India Junior and Cadet Open at the NSCI Stadium here today.
In a way, the Junior Girls fare was along expected lines with the lone Indian survivor being Sagarika Mukherjee, who was fortunate to run against Indian Narasimha Priya. But the biggest questio
Mumbai, October 18: Unranked Narasimha Priya not only upset Manika Batra, ranked 30 in the world, with a 3-2 (11-9, 1-11, 11-9, 7-11, 11-7) verdict in a group 1 league match of the Junior Girls section, but also ensured herself a direct entry into the quarterfinals of the $8,000 Reliance India Junior and Cadet Open at the NSCI Stadium here today.
Narasimha Priya, a last-minute replacement for Karnam Spoorthy in the championships, made most of the occasion to over
Mumbai, October 17: A minor Chinese incursion was good enough to deprive the hosts a clean sweep of team gold medals at the Reliance India Junior and Cadet Open as the visitors made a short work of India A in the Junior Girls section to take the yellow metal in the $8,000 event at the NSCI Stadium here today.
The two unranked Chinese Yanmei Yang and Anqi Li surprised India A’s Manika Batra and Suthirtha Mukherjee, both ranked No. 30 and No. 60 in the world