Singapore Open badminton : Sindhu, Saina reached in 2nd round

Singapore : Star Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal sailed into the second round of the Singapore Open badminton with straight-game wins over their respective rivals in the women’s singles event on Wednesday.

Taking the court first, Sindhu, seeded fourth, took just 27 minutes to get the better of Indonesia’s Lyanny Alessandra Mainaky 21-9, 21-7 in a one-sided match. The Rio Olympics silver-medalist will next play Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark.

Later, sixth seed Saina too beat another Indonesian in Yulia Yosephin Susanto 21-16, 21-11 to book her place in the next round.

Saina, who won a bronze in the 2012 London Olympics, will next meet the winner of the match between young compatriot Mugdha Agrey and Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochuwong. However, it was curtains for India in the opening round of the men’s doubles competition.

The pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy lost to qualifiers Danny Bawa Chrisnanta and Kean Hean Loh of Singapore Open badminton 13-21, 17-21.

The mixed doubles pair of Saurabh Sharma and Anoushka Parikh too exited in the opening round after a 12-21, 12-21 defeat at the hands of third-seeded Thai pair of Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai.

However, Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy progressed to the mixed doubles second round event after beating Arjun MR and K Maneesha 21-18, 21-7 in an all-Indian contest.

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