Israel Junior 2018: Purva Barve clinched her first title of the year

By: Swetha Reddy
Date: 19 Mar, 2018
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Defending champion Purva Barve won the U19 women’s singles title at the Israel Junior 2018 at Rishon LeZion.

Trainee at the Nikhil Kanetkar Badminton Academy, the fourth seeded Barve defeated the third seeded and top ranked Russian Anastasiia Pustinskaia of Russian with 21-19, 19-21, 21-13 in the 66-minute event.

The title is her first in 2018 and third overall. Earlier she won the Israel Junior 2017, Italian Junior International 2017 apart from a bronze at the Russian Junior White Nights 2017.

20th ranked Purva, on BWF Junior Rankings charts, got past three seeded players; Anastasiia - World No. 18, Elena Andreu - World No. 41, and Anastasiia Shapovalova - World No. 34.

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