Malvika Bansod finishes second at 2022 Italian Open
Bombay, June 6 (SocialNews.XYZ) India’s Malvika Bansod finished runners-up at the 2022 Italian International, losing to Wen-Chi Hsu of Chinese Taipei in back-to-back matches in the final played at Palabadminton, Milan, Italy.
Malvika, who received the event’s headliner, couldn’t live up to her top seed as she lost to the Chinese Taipei commuter in a one-sided encounter in just 27 minutes. It was Malvika’s second loss to Wen-Chi Hsu in his career so far, having lost 16-21, 12-21 at the Wales International tournament last year.
Malvika, who is ranked 53rd in the BWF rankings, edged Insyirah Khan 11-21, 26-23, 21-13 and had beaten compatriot Tanya Hemanth in the quarter-finals, coming back after losing the opener to win 12 -21. . 21-16, 21-15 in just over an hour.
The 20-year-old from Nagpur started the event with a 21-12, 21-16 win over Canada’s Talia Ng in the round of 32. In the second round, she edged Thailand’s Pitchamon Opatniputh 21-10, 10 -21, 21-16.