Thailand Open: Saina Nehwal cruises into second spherical, defeats Malaysia’s Kisona Selvaduray in straight units


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Saina Nehwal

Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and Commonwealth Video games gold medal winner Kidambi Srikanth cruised into the second spherical of the Thailand Open Tremendous 1000 badminton match on Wednesday.

Saina registered a 21-15, 21-15 win over Malaysia’s Kisona Selvaduray whereas Srikanth beat compatriot Sourabh Verma 21-12, 21-11.

In a match that lasted 36 minutes, Saina was dominant all through and can now face Thailand’s Busanan Ongbamrungphan.

The match was a degree contest within the early exchanges however after Four-Four, Saina pulled away. Her opponent saved a few sport factors however Saina completed the primary sport off in 17 minutes. She then raced to a 11-5 lead within the second sport and, finally, noticed it by to the tip.

Srikanth will now face both compatriot H.S. Prannoy or Malaysian Lee Zii Jia, who play their first spherical fixtures in a while Wednesday.

Star males’s doubles pair Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy fought again to beat their South Korean opponents Kim Gi Jung and Lee Yong Dae 19-21, 21-16, 21-14 in a first-round match that lasted one hour and eight minutes.

Parupalli Kashyap exited from the match after he retired within the third sport of his first-round conflict in opposition to Canada’s Jason Anthony Ho-Shue owing to a calf harm.

After shedding the primary sport 9-21, Kashyap made a comeback within the second sport to clinch it 21-13. The third sport noticed Ho-Shue lead 14-Eight, however the Indian determined to retire and because of this, the Canadian progressed to the second spherical.

MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila narrowly misplaced their males’s doubles opening spherical contest 21-13, Eight-21, 22-24 to Malaysian pair Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee.

Combined doubles pair Sumeeth Reddy and Sikki Reddy bowed out after shedding 20-22, 17-21 to Tang Chun Man and Tse Ying Suet of their first spherical conflict.

On Tuesday, in a dramatic flip of occasions, Saina Nehwal, Kashyap, and Prannoy had been cleared to compete within the match, simply hours after they had been compelled to withdraw from the occasion.

Saina and Prannoy had been compelled to withdraw from the match after they examined constructive for Covid-19. Kashyap, the husband of Saina, additionally needed to withdraw as he was sharing a room along with his spouse and was requested to self-quarantine.



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