Sunday, October 23, 2011

PV Sindhu wins Swiss Open-2011

PV Sindhu of India completed yet another fine run on the international badminton circuit today as she romped home to win the women's singles title at the Swiss International 2011 Open badminton tournament that was held at Belp in the Bern district of Switzerland from the 20-Oct-2011 to 23-Oct-2011.

She won the tournament with comfortable ease defeating Carola Bott of Germany 21-11 21-11 in the final match.

Sindhu has had a great run on the international circuit in the recent months having won the Maldives International Challenge badminton tournament in June, followed up by a title win at the Indonesia International Challenge in July. And earlier this month, she had also won the Silver medal at the Dutch Open-2011.

16 year old P.V. Sindhu, is currently ranked No.59 in the world, and this title win at the Swiss Open ensures that she will rise further up in the world rankings, when the list is updated in the coming week.

Another good performance for India in the women's singles event of the Swiss Open was from Sayali Gokhale who performed well in this tournament to reach upto the semi-finals before losing to Carola 14-21 24-26 in a closely fought match.

Also very satisfying for Indian badminton fans was the performance of the Indian doubles pairs who won even more medals at the event.

Prajakta Sawant & Pradnya Gadre win Gold

India's women's doubles pair of Pradnya Gadre and Prajakta Sawant won their first major title on the international badminton circuit as they won the Swiss title defeating French pair of Laura Choinet and Audrey Fontaine 19-21 21-10 21-10 in the finals.

Pranav Chopra & Akshay Dewalkar win Silver

India's men's doubles pair of Pranav Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar did well to reach the finals of the Swiss Open before finally going down 21-17 16-21 12-21 in the final match against the 2nd seeded Polish pair of Lukasz Moren & Wojciech Szkudlarczyk.


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