Russian Open Grand Prix 2016: Indian Shuttlers Achieve Rare Triple Entry in Finals

With no famous Indian shuttlers around, the Indians achieved a rare feat for Indians in Badminton. Three events will see Indian playing the finals of Russian Open Grand Prix 2016. The hosts Russia have their players in finals of all the events except Men’s Singles. Indian Mixed Doubles team of Siki Reddy and Pranaav Jerry Chopra have earlier won the Brazil Open 2016 Mixed Doubles title.

Rare Three Finals for Indians in Same International Event

    Men’s Singles: Unseeded Siril Verma vs top seed Zulfadli Zulkiffli (Malaysia)
    Women’s Singles: 4th seed Ruthvika Shivani Gadde vs Evgeniya Kosetskaya (Russia)
    Mixed Doubles: 2nd seed Pranaav Jerry Chopra / Sikki Reddy vs Ivanov/Sorokina (Russia)

Road to Finals
Men’s Singles: Siril Verma

    1st Round: Def Andrey Jdanov (Russia) 21-1 21-9
    2nd Round: def 3rd seed Misha Zilberman (Israel) 21-15 21-9
    QF: def 8th seed Zulhelmi Zulkiffli (Malaysia) 21-12 21-18
    SF: Def Anatoliy Yartsev (Russia) 24-22 21-16

Women’s Singles: Ruthvika Shivani Gadde

    1st Round: def Arundhati Pantawane (India) 21-9 21-10
    2nd Round: def Elena Komendrovskaja (Russia) 13-21 21-10 21-17
    SF: 2nd seed Ksenia Polikarpova (Russia) 22-20 21-13

Mixed Doubles: Pranaav Jerry Chopra / Sikki Reddy

    1st Round: Def Artem / Tatjana (Russia) 21-19 21-13
    2nd Round: Def Vasikin/ Virvich (Russia) 21-10 21-8
    SF: Def Anatoliy / Evgeniya (Russia) 21-11 21-17

Results of Other Indians
Men’s Singles: 6th seed Sourabh Varma did not appear
Women’s Singles

    Arundhati Pantawane reached 2nd Round
    3rd seed Tanvi Lad reached 2nd round

Women’s Doubles: Meghana / Poorvisha reached 2nd round

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