Indonesia Open 2021: PV Sindhu, Sai Praneeth enter second round; doubles pairs crash out

After
dropping
the
first
game,
Sindhu,
the
reigning
world
champion,
engineered
a
turnaround
to
register
a
hard-fought
17-21,
21-17,
21-17
win
over
Japan’s
Ohori
in
a
match
that
lasted
1
hour
10
minutes
to
advance
to
the
pre-quarterfinals.

With
the
win,
Sindhu,
improved
her
impressive
record
against
the
Japanese
shuttler
to
11-0.
Sindhu
will
next
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
number
26
Li.

World
number
seven
Sindhu
suffered
a
straight
games
defeat
to
Japan’s
Akane
Yamaguchi
last
week
in
the
Indonesia
Masters.
So,
the
ace
Indian
shuttler
will
hope
to
better
that
result
and
go
all
the
way
this
weekend.

Meanwhile,
Sai
Praneeth
overcame
France’s
Toma
Junior
Popov
in
a
closely
contested
men’s
singles
match
that
last
46
minutes.
Praneet
defeated
Junior
Popov
in
straight
games
21-19,
21-18.

The
Indian
will
next
face
the
winner
of
the
first
round
match
between
France’s
Christo
Popov
and
Indonesia’s
fifth-seeded
Anthony
Sinisuka
Ginting
in
the
pre-quarterfinals
on
Thursday
(November
25).

While
Sindhu
and
Sai
Praneeth
progressed,
there
was
disappointment
for
India
in
doubles
competition
as
the
mixed
doubles
pairing
of
N
Sikki
Reddy
and
Dhruv
Kapila
made
a
first
round
exit,
falling
to
the
Japanese
duo
of
Kyohei
Yamashita
and
Naru
Shinoya,
7-21,
12-21.

In
women’s
doubles,
the
pair
of
Sikki
Reddy
and
Ashwini
Ponnappa
went
down
fighting
in
straight
games
27-29,
18-21
to
Bulgarian
fifth
seed
sisters
Gabriela
Stoeva
and
Stefani
Stoeva.

Later
in
the
day,
Indian
duo
Kidambi
Srikanth
and
HS
Prannoy
will
face
off
against
each
other
for
the
second
time
this
month.
Srikanth
and
Prannoy
met
in
the
Indoneisa
Masters
quartefinals
last
week
with
the
former
claiming
a
straight
games
win.

In
doubles
competition,
Ashwini
will
team
up
with
B
Sumeeth
Reddy
to
take
on
the
mixed
doubles
pair
of
Takuro
Hoki
and
Nami
Matsuyama
of
Japan.

Earlier
on
Tuesday
(November
23),
Lakshya
Sen,
Parupalli
Kashyap
and
couple
of
doubles
pairs
crashed
out
of
the
tournment
in
the
opening
round.

Young
Lakhsya
went
down
fighting
against
top
seed
Kento
Momota,
losing
21-23
15-21
to
the
two-time
world
champion
from
Japan
in
53
minutes.
In
another
men’s
singles
match,
Kashyap
lost
in
straight
games
11-21
14-21
to
Loh
Kean
Yew
of
Singapore.

In
men’s
doubles
action,
the
pair
of
M
R
Arjun
and
Dhruv
Kapila
lost
20-22
13-21
to
Korea’s
Choi
Solgyu
and
Kim
Wonho,
while
Venkat
Gaurav
Prasad
and
Juhi
Dewangan
went
down
12-21
4-21
to
Germany
pair
of
Jones
Ralfy
Jansen
and
Linda
Efler.

(With
Agency
inputs)

  • Indonesia
    Open:
    Lakshya
    Sen,
    Parupalli
    Kashyap
    lose
    opener
  • PV
    Sindhu
    to
    contest
    BWF
    Athletes’ Commission
    election
    in
    December
  • Indonesia
    Open:
    Sindhu,
    Srikanth
    make
    impressive
    start
  • Indonesia
    Open:
    Birthday
    girl
    Sindhu,
    Prannoy
    enter
    quarter-finals;
    Saina,
    Sameer
    bow
    out
  • Indonesia
    Open:
    Srikanth’s
    title
    defence
    ends,
    Sindhu
    progresses
    into
    second
    round
  • Matter
    of
    time
    before
    we
    beat
    Tai
    Tzu,
    says
    Saina
    Nehwal,
    a
    favourite
    for
    the
    India
    Open
  • Saina,
    Satwick-Chirag
    enter
    second
    round
    at
    Indonesia
    Masters
  • Indonesia
    Open:
    HS
    Prannoy
    stuns
    top
    seeded
    player,
    Srikanth
    enters
    quarters
  • Indonesia
    Open:
    Saina
    Nehwal
    marches
    into
    semis
  • Indonesia
    Masters
    Badminton:
    PV
    Sindhu,
    Srikanth
    crash
    out
    in
    semis
  • Indonesia
    Masters
    Badminton:
    Sindhu,
    Srikanth
    storm
    into
    semifinals
    with
    dominant
    wins
  • Indonesia
    Masters
    Badminton:
    Sindhu,
    Srikanth,
    Prannoy
    enter
    quarterfinals;
    Lakshya,
    doubles
    pairs
    bow
    out

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