PV Sindhu paid for the loss in Indonesia Open to Chinese player.
Among men, B Sai Praneeth and Parupalli Kashyap won their first round matches. Praneeth did not have to put much emphasis in victory, but Kashyap had to struggle a lot.
India’s top female badminton star PV Sindhu has made a great start to the Malaysia Masters tournament. The star Indian shuttler has entered the second round by defeating Chinese player He Bing Jiao in the first round of the tournament being played in Kuala Lumpur. Sindhu, a two-time Olympic medalist, settled her loss against the Chinese player and won a tough match that lasted three games. However, the wait for former world number one and veteran player Saina Nehwal to regain the winning momentum increased again and was eliminated after losing in the first round in the second consecutive tournament.
decision in one hour
Sindhu, India’s most successful badminton player and ranked seventh in the world, had to put in a lot of effort to beat the Chinese player. He defeated Bing Xiao 21-13 17-21 21-15 in a match that lasted about an hour and made it to the second round. With this win, Sindhu completed her loss against Bing Xiao in the first round of the Indonesia Open Super 1000 tournament last month. However, the Chinese player still has a win-loss record of 10-9 against Sindhu.
Praneet-Kashyap also got victory
At the same time, in men’s singles, B Sai Praneeth and Parupalli Kashyap also managed to make it to the second round by registering opposite wins. Both these players, who have been fighting for a good performance for the last few months, won their respective matches. Former World Championship bronze medalist Praneeth defeated Guatemala’s Kevin Corden 21-8 21-9 in less than half an hour in a one-sided contest. At the same time, 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medalist Kashyap made a comeback after losing a game to beat local contender Tommy Sugiarto 16-21 21-16 21-16.
Saina lost again in the beginning
However, India’s second big player Saina Nehwal did not get success. Despite winning the first game, Saina went down to South Korea’s Kim Ga Eun 21-16, 17-21 14-21. World number 24 Saina had also crashed out of the Malaysia Open Super 750 tournament last week after losing in the first round. Among men, Sameer Verma also lost 21-10 12-21 14-21 to fourth seed Chou Tien Chen of Chinese Taipei in a tough contest.