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    Published On : Wed, Jul 4th, 2018
    Sports News | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

    Saina Nehwal Advances to Second Round at Indonesia Open

    India’s ace shuttler Saina Nehwal registered an easy 21-12, 21-12victoryy over Indonesian Dinar Dyah Ayustine to advanced to the second round of the Indonesia Open badminton championships on Tuesday. With this win, Saina has now set-up a clash against Chinese fifth seed Chen Yufei, who defeated Russian Evgeniya Kosetskaya in the other match.

    In the men’s singles, eighth seed Indian shuttler HS Prannoy overcame two-time Olympic champion Dan 21-15, 9-21, 21-14 in 60 minutes in the opening round of the Indonesian Open. In the second round, the 25-year-old Prannoy will meet Chinese Taipei’s Wang Tzu Wei, who defeated B. Sai Praneeth 21-10, 21-13 in 35 minutes.

    Third seed P.V. Sindhu will open her campaign against Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochuwong on Wednesday. Fourth seed Kidambi Srikanth will also be in action and he will take on meet Kento Momota of Japan tomorrow.

    Sameer Verma defeated Denmark’s Rasmus Gemke 21-9, 12-21, 22-20 in an hour and nine minutes. In the next round, Sameer will run into Danish top seed Viktor Axelsen, who won Indonesian Jonatan Christie.

    In another upset in the men’s singles, Frenchman Brice Leverdez shocked Chinese fifth seed and 2016 Olympic champion Chen Long 17-21, 22-20, 21-19 in an hour and 26 minutes.

    Meanwhile, the teenaged men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty lost to Hiroyuki Endo and Yuta Watanabe 8-21, 15-21 in 30 minutes.

    In another major upset of the day, Chinese Taipei’s mens’s doubles pair of Liao Min Chun and Su Ching Heng stunned Danish second seeds Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen 21-13, 21-15.

    India’s men’s doubles pair of Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy will meet Chinese third seeds Liu Cheng and Zhang Nan.

    India’s women’s doubles pair of J. Meghana and Poorvisha S. Ram fell to Indonesians Agatha Imanuela and Siti Fadia Silva Ramadhanti, who won 21-11, 21-18 in 32 minutes.

    India’s mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N. Sikki Reddy will clash with Chinese fourth seeds Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong.

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