Ashmita wins singles title at Tata Badminton Championship
Tata Open India International Challenger
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GUWAHATI: Assam shuttler Ashmita Chaliha won the women singles title in the Tata Open International Challenge Badminton Championship in Mumbai on Sunday. The 19-year-old beat eighth seed Vrushali Gummadi 21-16, 21-13 in an all-Indian women’s singles final to clinch her second title in two weeks.
Earlier Ashmita won the Dubai International Challenge last month. Gummadi could hardly match the pace and stroke play that Assam girl displayed today and she needed just 29 minutes to wrap up the final.
Rising Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen avenged his defeat in last month's World Juniors final in style with a straight-game victory over Thailand's Kunlavat Vitidsarn to lift the men's singles title.
Sen, beaten in three games in the final by the Thai who was the defending champion in the world juniors in Canada last month, came out with all guns blazing to chalk out an impressive 21-15, 21-10 victory in just 35 minutes in a lop-sided final.