Tata Open: Teen Shreyanshi goes down fighting

Updated: Dec 05, 2016, 13:29 IST | PTI |

Indian shuttler Shreyanshi Pardeshi had her superb run in the USD 17,500 Tata Open India Challenge halted when she was beaten in four games by Malaysia's Soniia Cheah in the women's singles final at the Cricket Club of India's courts yesterday

Indian shuttler Shreyanshi Pardeshi had her superb run in the USD 17,500 Tata Open India Challenge halted when she was beaten in four games by Malaysia's Soniia Cheah in the women's singles final at the Cricket Club of India's courts yesterday.

The 18-year-old Indore girl, a trainee at national badminton coach P Gopichand's academy in Hyderabad for five years, was beaten by her much taller Kuala Lumpur-born rival, seeded fourth, 11-3, 6-11, 11-6, 11-7 in 45 minutes.

Soniia, who is ranked below 80 in the world as compared to the Indian girl's ranking which is over 400, also clinched the top prize of USD 1313.

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