Goa’s Tanisha Crasto and partner Ishaan Bhatnagar reached the finals of the Syed Modi International badminton championship in Lucknow.
The pair, who won a silver medal recently at the Scottish International Open, came back from a set down to register a 18-21, 21-18, 21-11 win over MR Arjun/Treesa Jolly to set up a title clash with compatriots T Hema Nagendra Babu/Srivedya Gurazada. Tanisha/Ishan had defeated Goa’s Pranjal Chimulkar and her partner Ashith Surya in the quarterfinals 21-13, 21-19.
In women’s singles, two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu reached the finals after her fifth seeded Russian opponent Evgeniya Kosetskaya retired hurt midway into their semifinal.
Sindhu, the top seed, easily pocketed the first game 21-11 before Kosetskaya conceded. Former world champion Sindhu will face compatriot Malvika Bansod in the summit clash on Sunday. Malvika defeated another Indian, Anupama Upadhyaya, 19-21 21-19 21-7 in a tough three-game contest.