Thailand Open: PV Sindhu, Sai Praneeth crash out in 1st spherical

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PV Sindhu

Present world champion PV Sindhu crashed out within the opening spherical of the Thailand Open after dropping to Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt on Tuesday. Sixth-seeded Sindhu misplaced 21-16, 24-26, 13-21 to world No.18 Blichfeldt in a match that lasted 74 minutes.

This was Sindhu’s first match for the reason that All England Open in March final 12 months after which the Covid-19 pandemic disrupted the badminton calendar. Her loss marked the top of India’s problem within the ladies’s singles part of the Tremendous 1000 occasion as Saina Nehwal was pressured to withdraw after testing constructive for Covid-19.

In the meantime, world championship bronze medallist Sai Praneeth was additionally knocked out within the first spherical of the match after struggling a 16-21, 10-21 defeat to world No. 15 Kantaphon Wangcharoen. The match lasted simply over half an hour.

The Indians left within the males’s singles part are actually Kidambi Srikanth, who will face compatriot Sourabh Verma within the first spherical, and Sameer Verma. All three will play their respective first-round matches on January 12.

Earlier, Indian blended doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa superior to the second spherical of the match following a hard-fought win over Indonesia’s Hafiz Faizal and Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja.

Rankireddy and Ashwini defeated their Indonesian opponent 21-11, 27-29, 21-16 within the opening spherical contest which lasted one hour and 12 minutes.

The Indian duo will subsequent face the Chinese language pair of Chang Tak Ching and Ng Wing Yung for a spot within the quarterfinals. In the meantime, Ashwini and Rankireddy will now characteristic within the ladies’s and males’s doubles matches with their companions N Sikki Reddy and Chirag Shetty in a while Tuesday.

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