It has been a seamless transition from junior to senior category for city’s immensely talented shuttler Malvika Bansod. The left-handed player, currently ranked India No 2 in women’s singles, won a couple of international tournaments in her senior debut year. She lifted crowns in Uganda and Lithuania International meets. She won the All India selection trials for Sudirman and Uber Cup becoming first from the city to be picked for both Sudirman and Uber Cup teams to represent India. Ending the year on a high, Malvika won crown in the BAI Series Senior Badminton Tournament in Hyderabad.