Rituparna Das upsets second seed; Subhankar Dey enters semi-finals



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14 Sep 2018, 22:22 IST

Rituparna Das

Indian shuttlers proceed to make merry on the Yonex Belgian Worldwide 2018 as each Rituparna Das and Subhankar Dey beat higher-ranked gamers to make it to the semi-finals of this Worldwide Challenger match in Leuven, Belgium on Friday.

Former Indian nationwide girls’s singles champion Das, particularly, has been extremely spectacular this week. Having needed to battle a collection of accidents initially of the yr, the Haldia-born Pullela Gopichand Academy product has been working her approach again to the highest echelons of the game.

Presently perched at 103 on this planet rankings, Das has accounted for a few seeded gamers to enter the last-four stage of this match. She knocked out the seventh seed Fabienne Deprez 21-13, 21-15 within the second spherical after which adopted it up with a 21-7, 21-15 win over the second seed and World No. 43 Rachel Honderich 21-7, 21-15.

Within the semi-finals, Das will tackle the fifth seed Soraya De Visch Eijbergen of the Netherlands.

Fifth seed Subhankar Dey too has been doing effectively at this match. The 64th ranked Indian prevailed over the fourth seed and World No. 56 Vladimir Malkov 18-21, 21-18, 21-14 in a quarter-final battle that lasted 1 hour 13 minutes.

He’s up towards the seventh seed and World No. 62 Victor Svendsen of Denmark for a spot within the closing.

Gurusaidutt bows out of South Australia Worldwide

On the South Australia Worldwide — one other Worldwide Challenger occasion occurring in Adelaide, Australia — fifth seed RMV Gurusaidutt went down combating 9-21, 25-27 to Japan’s Hashiru Shimono within the pre-quarter-finals.

The 2014 Commonwealth Video games bronze medallist had come to this match on the again of a semi-final end on the Hyderabad Open final week.

In blended doubles, two Indian pairs reached the quarter-finals. Second seeds Saurabh Sharma and Anoushka Parikh defeated Ashwant Gobinathan and Lauren Lim 21-13, 21-10 whereas the duo of Utkarsh Arora and Karishma Wadkar obtained a walkover into the last-eight.

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