Ruthvika Gadde, Reddy-Chopra win in Russian Open Grand Prix 2016


Ruthvika Shivani Gadde recorded a comfortable 21-10, 21-13 win over Russia's Evgeniya Kosetskaya to clinch the women's singles title at the Russian Open Grand Prix on Sunday. N. Sikki Reddy and Pranaav Chopra further won the mixed doubles title, defeating the Russian duo of Vladimir Ivanov and Valeria Sorokina 21-17, 21-19 in the final.

Ruthvika, seeded fourth, won her match in 26 minutes, while Reddy-Chopra, seeded third, registered their victory in 32 minutes.

This was Ruthvika's second individual title in 2016, after having won gold at the South Asian Games, earlier this year where she had stunned Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu in the final.

Reddy-Chopra had previously won the Brazil Grand Prix in September, defeating Canadians Toby Ng and Rachel Honderich in the final.

Among the other Indians, Siril Verma lost 21-16, 19-21, 10-21 to Malaysia's Zulfadli Zulkiffli in the men's singles final in a match that lasted an hour and three minutes.