Ashwini-Sikki finish runners-up in Cardiff

Updated: Dec 05, 2016, 12:25 IST | PTI

India's women's doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy finished runners-up at the Welsh International Challenge badminton tournament after losing in straight games in the final yesterday

Ashwini Ponnappa
Ashwini Ponnappa

Cardiff: India's women's doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy finished runners-up at the Welsh International Challenge badminton tournament after losing in straight games in the final yesterday.

The unseeded Indian duo went down to top-seeded Russian combination of Olga Morozova and Anastasia Chervyakov 21-16, 21-11 in a contest that lasted just 37 minutes.

Earlier, Ashwini and Sikki had comfortably beaten England's Lauren Smith and Sophie Brown 21-16, 21-18 in their semi-final match. The Indians took 39 minutes to get the better of the English team.

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