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Indonesia Open Badminton: PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth, B Sai Praneeth Advance To Second Round

India's PV Sindhu defeated Japanese Aya Ohori 17-21, 21-17, 21-17 in the Indonesia Open first-round encounter. The win also improved her record against Ohori 11-0.

Indonesia Open Badminton: PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth, B Sai Praneeth Advance To Second Round
World No.7 PV Sindhu will next meet 23-year-old German shuttler Yvonne Li in the second round of Indonesia Open. | File photo
Indonesia Open Badminton: PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth, B Sai Praneeth Advance To Second Round
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2021-11-24T19:40:06+05:30

India’s double Olympic medallist PV Sindhu showed great determination to outwit a tenacious Aya Ohori in the opening round of the Indonesia Open Super 1000 event in Bali on Wednesday. (More Badminton News)

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After a slow start, Sindhu, the reigning world champion, engineered a turnaround to register a hard-fought 17-21, 21-17, 21-17 win over Japanese Ohori in one hour 10 minutes to advance to the pre-quarterfinals.

With the win, Sindhu improved her impressive record against the Japanese shuttler to 11-0. World No.7 Sindhu, who made a semifinal exit after suffering a straight-game defeat to Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi here last week, will meet 23-year-old German shuttler Yvonne Li in the second round.

It will be the first meeting between the third seed Indian and world No. 26 Li. The mixed doubles pairing of N Sikki Reddy and Dhruv Kapila made a first-round exit, losing to the Japanese duo of Kyohei Yamashita and Naru Shinoya 7-21, 12-21.

In the men’s singles, world No. 16 B Sai Praneeth clinched a 21-19, 21-18 win over France’s Toma Junior Popov. In a repeat of last week’s Indonesia Masters quarterfinal, Srikanth once again got the better of compatriot HS Prannoy.

The former world No.1 Srikanth, who is coming off two back-to-back semifinal finishes at Hylo Open and Indonesia Masters, continued his good run of form as he eked out a 21-15, 19-21, 21-12 victory over Prannoy in 56 minutes.

While Praneeth will next take on Christo Popov of France in the second round, Srikanth will meet the winner of the first-round clash between Tokyo Olympics gold medallist second seed Dane Victor Axelsen and Japan's Koki Watanabe.

The mixed doubles pairing of N Sikki Reddy and Dhruv Kapila, however, made a first-round exit, falling to the Japanese duo of Kyohei Yamashita and Naru Shinoya 7-21, 12-21. It was a bad day in the office for Reddy who made a first-round exit in the women's doubles event as well.

Reddy and veteran shuttler Ashwini Ponnappa went down 27-29, 18-21 to the fifth-seeded Bulgarian duo of Gabriela Stoeva and Stefani Stoeva.

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