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    The pair of Sana Verma and Ekta Joshi were crowned champions of the Delhi Edition of Red Bull Shuttle Up – a first ever-exclusive women’s doubles tournament in the country

    Published on October 11, 2021

    ~ The Delhi Edition of Red Bull Shuttle Up- a first ever exclusive women’s doubles tournament in the country took place on9th October 2021 ~

    ~The National Champions of the tournament get the delightful opportunity to play against the best badminton doubles player in the country Ashwini Ponnappa and her partner ~

    Delhi: The  Delhi edition of Red Bull Shuttle Up- first ever exclusive women’s doubles tournament took place on 9th October 2021 at Thyagaraj Sports Complex, Delhi. The Delhi qualifier saw more 35 teams participating. After some quality women doubles action the duo of Sana Verma and Ekta Joshi triumphed over Molika Mathur and Sadhna Sikharwar in straight sets 11-7, 11-7 to be crowned the winners of the Delhi edition. The winners will now move on to the National finals.

    With the growing popularity of the sport be it viewership or participation, the tournament aims to further boost and improve participation and popularity amongst aspiring women players. Red Bull Shuttle Up Qualifiers are being held across 5 cities – Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Delhi, Mumbai and Guwahati from 18th September and will go on till 30th October 2021 with the respective city winners moving to The National Finals of Red Bull Shuttle Up. The winning pair gets an exciting opportunity to play against one of the best badminton doubles player in the country Ashwini Ponnappa and the partner of her choice.

    Match Report:

    The pair of Sana Verma and Ekta Joshi defeated Molika Mathur and Sadha Sikharwar 11-7, 11-7

    Set 1: 11-7

    Set 2: 11-7

    Open exclusively for women above the age of 16, all matches are played on the knock out basis where all pairs play a best of 3 sets with 21 points (rally points). Each pair, with prior notification to the referee can call for a super point once in a set. By calling for a super point, the pair will get 2 points if they win that particular point. There will be no deduction of points if the pair loses that point.