Kolkata girl Rituparna proved too good for the defending champion to win 21-14, 21-7 to add the U-19 national title to the U-13 and U-17 national crowns she had won in the past. She completed a double crown by also bagging the girls doubles title with J. Meghana.
Pusarla Venkata Sindhu was conferred with the Arjuna Award in September and she also won two Grand Prix Gold titles in 2013, the latest being the Macau Open she bagged on December 1.
PV Sindhu continued to take giant strides towards asserting herself as the rising star of Indian badminton by lifting the Macau Open Grand Prix Gold title with a thumping win over Canada's Michelle Li in the summit clash on Sunday.
PV Sindhu beat world No. 30 and seventh seed Li Michelle of Canada 21-15, 21-12 in the title clash.
World No.11 Pusarla Venkata Sindhu easily overcame lower-ranked Qin Jinjing of China 21-13, 18-21, 21-19 in their first-ever encounter.
Sindhu, who is the top seed for the event, beat Tsz Ka Chan of Hong Kong 21-17, 21-12 in just 29 minutes.
Pullela Gopichand says while Saina Nehwal can bounce back next year - with Asian Games and Commonwealth Games scheduled in 2014, the national coach feels plans will have to be made and that it is time to go back to the drawing board.
Plagued by injuries and inconsistent form, Saina Nehwal has endured the worst season of her career as she has so far failed to win a single title this year.
Looking for her first title of the season, world number seven Saina didn't break much sweat as she outplayed Indonesia's Bellaetrix Manuputty 21-14 21-16 in a 34-minute women's singles match.
The world number 30 lost 21-18 13-21 13-21 in a 50-minute battle against the local shuttler, who is ranked 64th in the BWF ranking.
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