Thursday, January 20, 2011

Swedish Open: Arundhati wins qualifying rounds

Arundhati Pantawane

Arundhati Pantawane eased her way into the main draw of the Swedish Open badminton tournament notching comfortable wins in the first 2 qualifying rounds.

Her first match against local girl Sofie Werner of Sweden, was one of the shortest matches of the day. It lasted only for 17 minutes as Arundhati cruised to a comfortable 21-8, 21-9 victory.
Arundhati's second match did not last much longer either. She defeated Kim Buss of Germany, 21-15 21-11 in just 21 minutes.

Aditi Mutatkar
With these two wins in the qualifying rounds, Arundhati has now reached the main draw of the tournament that will be played tomorrow, and the competition there is going to be much tougher.

Aditi Mutatkar is the other Indian girl in the fray tomorrow, and the good part is that both Arundhati & Aditi are in separate halfs of the tournament draw, so Indian badminton fans can keep their fingers crossed & hope for an All-India final at Sweden.

Easier said than done! But not impossible...

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