Earlier, the Indian pair made its way into the final, defeating Czech Republic’s Linda Zaderova and Croatia’s Hana Arapovic in the semifinals.
Diya and Swastika were also impressive in the U-19 singles as both finished their campaigns in the semifinals after suffering identical 2-3 defeats in hard-fought encounters.
Diya made life tougher for Russian paddler Vlada Voronina before losing the thrilling contest 8-11, 11-7, 11-6, 8-11, 7-11. The current junior national champion Swastika too lost to Turkey’s Ece Harac 11-8, 4-11, 11-9, 3-11, 6-11 in an intense decider.
Since the Covid-19 outbreak, it was the first international youth event where Indian players were seen in action.