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Jul 19, 2019
6:48PM

Meghana Jakkampudi enters women's and mixed doubles semis at Russian Open

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India's Meghana Jakkampudi progressed  to the semifinals of the mixed and the women's doubles at the Russian Open BWF Tour Super 100 tournament, at  Vladivostok (Russia) today.

Meghana paired up with Dhruv Kapila to beat Russian combination of Maksim Makalov and Ekaterina Riazantceva 21-3 21-12 in the mixed doubles. 

The eighth seeded Indian pair will  clash with Indonesian seventh seeds Adnan Maulana and Mychelle Crhystine Bandaso in semifinals. Meghana then combined with her women's doubles partner Poorvisha S Ram to see off another local pair of Viktoriia Kozyreva and Mariia Sukhova 21-19 21-11 to enter the final four.


The top seeds will  next meet fourth seeds Japanese Miki Kashihara and Miyuki Kato.However, it was curtains for Rituparna Das and Siril Verma after they lost in the singles quarterfinals.


Former national champion Rituparna lost 10-21 21-16 16-21 to top seed Kirsty Gilmour  of Scotland, while Siril went down 11-21 27-29 to Ihsan Maulana Mustofa of Indonesia.Sixth seeded Indian mixed doubles pair of Krishna Prasad Garaga and Poorvisha S Ram lost 11-21 14-21 to top seeded Russian pair of Evgenij Dremin and Evgenia Dimova.

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