India’s mixed doubles Shuttler Pair Satwik-Ponnappa advances


Singapore, July 17: India’s mixed doubles pair Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa advanced while singles shuttlers R.M.V Gurusaidutt and Rituparna qualified for the Singapore Open here on Tuesday.
The Indian pair defeated Indonesian’s Andika Ramadiansyah and Mychelle Crhystine 21-16, 21-19 in just 34 minutes of opening round play. Among other shuttlers, Gurusaidutt and Rituparna Das qualified for the event, defeating their opponents. In men’s singles, Gurusaidutt defeated Rosario Maddaloni of Italy 21-7, 21-10 while Rituparna edged past Chua Hui Zhen Grace of Singapore 13-21, 21-16, 21-12 in women’s singles category to qualify. The Indian mixed doubles pair of Venkat Gaurav Prasad and Juhi Dewangan bowed out of the meet, losing to England’s Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith in straight games. IANS