Rituparna loses in semifinal of Prague Open

Polish Open winner, Rituparna Das failed to reach her second final in two weeks after her fight ended with a three-game loss against Denmark’s Natalia Koch Rohde at the USD 17,500 Prague Open International Challenge, here today.

Rituparna Das lost 12-21 21-14 14-21 to Natalia Koch Rohde.   -  Akhilesh Kumar

Polish Open winner, Rituparna Das failed to reach her second final in two weeks after her fight ended with a three-game loss against Denmark’s Natalia Koch Rohde at the USD 17,500 Prague Open International Challenge, here today.

The young shuttler from West Bengal bounced back from a game down but could not go the distance in the end as she lost 12-21 21-14 14-21 to Natalia in the women’s singles clash that lasted 42 minutes.

Ripuparna had hogged the limelight at the 78th ATS Senior National Badminton championship when she reached the finals before losing to two-time World championship bronze medallist PV Sindhu.