Tata Open 2017: Junior national champion Ira Sharma upsets top-seed Rituparna Das to enter semi-finals
Reigning junior national champion Ira Sharma sent top-seed Rituparna Das packing to enter the semi-finals in the USD 20,000 Tata Open India International Challenge Badminton.
Former national men's singles champion Sourabh Verma is bidding to repeat his four-year-old triumphant run as the top seed in the 10th Tata Open Indian International Challenge Badminton tournament
Indian shuttlers Abhishek Yelegar and Lakshya Sen reached the second round of Vietnam Open Grand Prix after notching up contrasting wins in men's singles competitions on Tuesday.
Back in action after recovering from an injury, Sameer Verma will look to put the best foot forward when he competes at the US Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament which begins here on Wednesday.
Second seed Prannoy squandered an opening game advantage to go down 21-17 14-21 13-21 to ninth seed Jeon Hyeok Jin of Korea.
Kashyap will meet Japan's Koki Watanabe, while Prannoy will square off against Scotland's Kieran Merrilees in the second round.
A fit-again P Kashyap of India resumed his journey in international badminton by notching up a comfortable win, while H S Prannoy and Ajay Jayaram also advanced to the second round of Indonesia Grand Prix Gold in Indonesia on Wednesday.