All England Championships: PV Sindhu cruises into second spherical, Srikanth and Kashyap crash out | Badminton Information
World champion PV Sindhu made a formidable begin on the All England Badminton Championships however compatriots Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap suffered early exits after dropping their respective opening spherical males’s singles matches in Birmingham on Wednesday (March 17).
The Indian ladies’s duo of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy and males’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty additionally progressed to the second spherical with straight sport wins.
Olympic silver medallist Sindhu gave an excellent account of herself as she coated the courtroom properly and dished out a disciplined efficiency to outwit world quantity 32 Soniia Cheah of Malaysia 21-11, 21-17 in 38 minutes.
The fifth seeded Indian will face Denmark’s Line Christophersen subsequent.
Earlier, Ashwini and Sikki bought the higher of Thailand’s Benyapa Aimsaard and Nuntakarn Aimsaard 21-14, 21-12 in half-hour, whereas the sixth seeded Satwik and Chirag took 19 minutes to see off England’s Nikhar Garg and India’s Aniruddha Mayekar 21-7, 21-10 in a lop-sided contest.
Ashwini and Sikki will face sixth seeded Bulgarian sisters Gabriela Stoeva and Stefani Stoeva subsequent, whereas Satwik and Chirag will meet the formidable Danish pair of Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen, who had defeated the Indian duo on method to their title win on the Swiss Open.
Within the males’s singles, seeded eight, Srikanth lost to Ireland’s unseeded player Nguyen Nhat 11-21 21-15 12-21. His match lasted precisely an hour because the participant from Eire got here again strongly after dropping the second sport in opposition to the Indian.
Commonwealth Video games gold medallist Kashyap put up a courageous battle earlier than happening to prime seeded Japanese Kento Momota 13-21, 2-22 in 42 minutes.
After an preliminary neck and neck battle until 7-7, Sindhu went into the break with a three-point benefit. The Indian saved the proceedings below management to ultimately wrap up the opening sport in 16 minutes.
Within the second sport, Soniia managed to eke out a 10-8 lead however the Indian upped the ante to move into the interval with a slender 11-10 benefit.
The Malaysian strengthened her defence and managed to catch up at 17-17 with a run of three factors. Two unforced errors by Soniia handed Sindhu three match factors and he or she sealed it when the Malaysian went lengthy once more.
In different outcomes, Malaysian pair of Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi ended the marketing campaign of Indian males’s combo of MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila with a 21-13, 21-12 win, whereas the ladies’s duo of Jakkampudi Meghana and Poorvisha S Ram additionally bowed out after dropping 10-21, 15-21 to Denmark’s Alexandra Boje and Mette Poulsen.