Ace Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal started their All England Championships marketing and marketing campaign with easy straight-game wins over their respective opponents in the ladies folk’s singles here on Wednesday.
File image of PV Sindhu. (Source: Twitter)
Birmingham: Ace Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal started their All England Championships marketing and marketing campaign with easy straight-game wins over their respective opponents in the ladies folk’s singles here on Wednesday.
Sixth seed Sindhu beat Zhi Yi Wang of China 21-18 21-13 in her first round match that lasted 42 minutes whereas Saina defeated Beatriz Corrales of Spain 21-17 21-19 in 38 minutes.
The enviornment number 7 Sindhu will meet the winner of the first round match between Sayaka Takahashi of Japan and Supanida Katethong of Thailand in the 2d round.
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Saina, who had reached the final here in 2015, will face the winner of the first round match between 2d seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan and Kristin Kuuba of Estonia in the 2d round.
If Sindhu and Saina carry their respective 2d round matches, they are able to face every quite a couple of in the quarterfinals.
In males’s singles, B Sai Praneeth lost to high seed and Olympic champion Viktor Axelsen 20-22 11-21 in the first round match that lasted 48 minutes.
HS Prannoy went down battling to last week’s German Start winner Thai player Kunlavut Vitidsarn 15-21 22-24 in 56 minutes whereas Sameer Verma also lost to Designate Caljouw of the Netherlands 18-21 11-21 in a 41-minute opening match.
In males’s doubles, fifth seeded Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty beat Scottish pair of Alexander Dunn and Adam Hall 21-17 21-19 in 38 minutes.
But M R Arjun and Dhruv Kapila lost 21-15 12-21 18-21 to 2d seed Indonesian pair of Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan.
The quite a couple of Indian males’s doubles pair of Krishna Prasad Garaga and Vishnuvardhan Goud Panjala also suffered defeat by the fingers of the German duo of Designate Lamfuss and Marvin Seidel 16-21 19-21 in precisely 37 minutes.
In ladies folk’s doubles, Treesa Jolly and Pullela Gayatri Gopichand made it to the 2d round with a 17-21 22-20 21-14 victory over the Thailand pair of Benyapa Aimsaard and Nuntakarn Aimsaard in a single hour and 7 minutes.