Anupama Upadhyaya notched up a come-from-behind win in an edge-of-the-seat thriller to say her maiden girls’s singles title on the Senior Nationwide Badminton Championships 2023 in Pune on Tuesday.
In a three-game summit conflict, with each gamers going neck to neck, 18-year-old Anupama, the world junior no. 3, prevailed over Aakarshi Kashyap 20-22, 21-17, 24-22.
Aakarshi, 21, took the lead, successful the intently fought first sport. Within the second sport, Anupama used her sluggish and crosscourt drop photographs meticulously and earned a 6-1 lead.
On the interval, she led 11-6 and levelled the match 21-17.
Within the third sport, too, she piled the stress on Aakarshi and took the 11-8 lead on the interval.
Aakarshi fought again to sq. the sport 19-19 close to the end. However Anupama’s higher court docket protection and an array of strokes compelled Aakarshi into the online. Consequently, Aakarshi conceded two match-point alternatives as Anupama prevailed to say the nationwide girls’s singles crown.