Birmingham, Mar 8: P.V. Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and H.S. Prannoy advanced to the second round of the All England Open Badminton Championships 2017 here on Wednesday.
PV Sindhu beat Denmark’s Mette Poulson in straight games 21-11, 21-10 in 29 minutes. In the round of 16, she will meet Dinar Dyah Ayustine of Indonesia.
Former world number one, Saina Nehwal knocked out defending champion Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 21-15, 21-14. In the next round she will meet Fabienne Deprez.
In Mens singles, HS Prannoy won a three set thriller against Quiao Bin of China 17-21, 22-20, 21-19. The match that lasted an hour and 22 minutes. In the next round he will face 7th ranked Houwei Tian. Other, there was disappointment for India in other men’s singles matches as Kidambi Srikanth suffered a first-round exit at the hands of China’s Zhao Junpeng 19-21, 21-19, 12-21. Another Indian in the fray, Ajay Jayaram was sent home packing by Huang Yuxiang of China in straight games 21-19, 21-13.
Earlier in the day, Jakkampudi Meghana and Poorvisha Ram lost to Chinese Taipei pair of Hsu Ya Ching and Wu Ti Jung 21-19. 21-12. In men’s doubles, Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy went down fighting to qualifiers Peter Briggs and Tom Wolfenden in a 47 minute encounter.
All England Open Badminton Championships 2017 is being at the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham.
HS Pronnoy beat Quiao Bin (China) 17-21, 22-20, 21-19; Kidambi Srikanth lost to Zhao Junpeng (China) 19-21, 21-19, 12-21; Ajay Jayaram lost to Huang Yuxiang (China) 19-21,13-21
PV Sindhu beat Mette Poulson (Denmark) 21-11,21-10; Saina Nehwal beat Nozomi Okuhara (Japan) 21-15,21-14
Manu Attri / B. Sumeeth Reddy lost to Peter Briggs / Tom Wolfenden (Denmark) 19-21, 21-10, 18-21
Jakkampudi Meghana / Poorvisha Ram lost to Hsu Ya Ching/Wu Ti Jung 19-21, 12-21