Results of the Indian Grand Prix tournament that happened b/w June 8th to June13th at Chennai.

Womens Singles

Saina Nehwal overcame an initial setback of losing the first game to comfortably win the next 2 games against Malaysia’s Mew Choo Wong to win the Womens singles title. The scores – 20-22, 21-14, 21-12.

Saina admitted that she was nervous during the first game. But she changed strategy to play an attacking game (her natural game) in the next two games against Mew, whose energy levels was dipping starting from the 2nd game. Saina’s stamina and the attacking game made all the difference.


Mens Singles

Yunus Alamsyah lifted the men’s title by defeating Guru Sai Dutt, who was playing his first international finals. The scores – 21-13, 21-18.

Yunus was the discovery of this tournament. He doesnt have an attacking game; but is very good at playing the defensive game and has opponents making mistakes. The best thing about Alamsyah is his creativity at the net, and his wristy dribbles send the opponents in the wrong direction. The effectiveness of his game is evident from the fact that he defeated top seeded Chetan Anand, Arvind Bhat other than Guru Sai Dutt.

Men’s doubles

Rupesh Kumar and Sonave Thomas lost to the Malaysian pair of Mohd Fairuzizuan and Mohd Zarki. The malaysian pair was far superior to the indian pair. The indian pair played a lovely 2nd game which was close but the malaysian pair kept their nerves to win it. The scores – 21-12, 22-20.

Mixed doubles

The top seeded pair of Diju Valiyanti/Jwala Gutta won the mixed doubles title defeating Chayut Triachart/Lei Yao of Singapore. The scores – 23-21, 20-22, 21-7.

Women’s doubles:

The Indian pair of Ashwini Ponnappa/Jwala Gutta lost to singapore pair of Lei Yao/Shinta Mulia Sari. The scores 21-11, 19-21, 21-15.