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Badminton News : India beat Spain 3-2 in Uber Cup opener

India beat Spain 3-2 in their first match of the Uber Cup. Saina Nehwal's injury woes continued as she had to retire midway through her match with a discomfort in her groin area.The London Olympics bronze medallist Saina had to concede her match after losing the first game 20-22 against Spain's Clara Azurmendi as she developed discomfort in her groin area. India bounced back with Malvika Bansod ensuring India's quick recovery from the opening game reversal as she dished out a dominating 21-13 21-15 win over Beatriz Corrales to level 1-1.Tanisha Crasto and Rutaparna Panda outplayed Spain's Paula Lopez and Lorena Usle 21-10 21-8 as India took a 2-1 lead. Aditi Bhatt gave ample display of her talent during the 21-16 21-14 win over Spain's Ania Setien in the third singles as India sealed the contest 3-1.Commonwealth Games bronze medallists N Sikki Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa, lost to world No. 122 pair of Azurmendi and Corrales, losing 18-21 21-14 17-21 in the second women's doubles match.India's Uber Cup team is now scheduled to play Scotland on October 12 followed by Thailand on October 13.


  • Released : 12-Oct-2021


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