Indian Badminton is reaching new heights in 2015. In the 41st Polish Open 2015 held from 18-21 March, unseeded Indian Women’s Double team of Pradnya Gadre and N Sikki Reddy won the title. Pradnya also reached the Mixed Doubles final with Akshay Dewalkar and finished as Runners up. No Indian women participated in Women’s Singles while Gurusaidutt lost in the semifinal in Men’s Singles.
The Champions: Pradnya Gadre and N Siki Reddy
Unseeded Pradnya Gadre and N Siki Reddy defeated 4th seeded Alex Bruce and Phyllis Chan from Canada 21-16, 21-18 in 28 minutes in the final.
They had earlier defeated third seeds in the semifinal.
Road to Final
- 2nd Round def Russian pair 21-15 21-14
QF: Def 3rd seed Russian Pair 22-20 27-25
Semis: Def Taipei pair 21-19 11-21 21-14
The Champions: Pradnya Gadre and Akshay Dewalkar
Pradnya Gadre also finished Runners up in the Mixed Doubles pairing with Akshay Dewalkar. They lost to Malaysian pair of Peng/Goh 26-28, 18-21 in 39 minutes.
Road to Final
- 1st Round def Czech pair 16-21 21-11 24-22
2nd Round def Czech pair 21-15 21-13
QF: Def Taipei pair 21-17 23-21
Semis: Def Russian pair 21-11 21-14
Results of Other Participants
- 1st round Tarun Kona/Sikki Reddy def Ukraine pair 21-9 21-13
2nd Round lost 22-20, 21-18 to Anton/Cheryl
- 1st Round 6th seed Gurusaidutt def Russian Anton Ivanov 21-10 21-15
2nd Round def Toby Penty (England) 21-18 19-21 21-19
Semifinal: Lost to unseeded Mustafa (Indonesia) 14-21 21-12 21-17
- 4th seed Pranaav Chopra/Akshay Dewalkar def Phillipines pair 21-17 22-20
Semis: Lost to Unseeded Japanese Pair 23-21, 21-16