All England Open Badminton Day 2 – PV Sindu & Lakshya Sen through to Quarterfinals: Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu on Thursday progressed to the quarterfinals of the All England Open after registering a comprehensive straight-games win over Denmark’s Line Christophersen.
Sindhu, the reigning World Champion, dominated the encounter and moved to the next round with ease as she defeated Christophersen 21-8, 21-8 in just 25 minutes. The 25-year-old had the upper hand in the clash right from the start and did not give her opponent any chance to gain points easily.
Meanwhile, there was disappointment for India in men’s singles as Sai Praneeth lost to Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen after winning the first game.
World number two Axelsen came out all guns blazing in the second and third game to clinch the match 15-21, 21-12, 21-12 in 52 minutes.
Earlier in the day, Lakshya Sen had advanced to the last eight while HS Prannoy crashed out of the competition.
Sen defeated France’s Thomas Rouxel 21-18, 21-17 in his second-round contest while world number one Kento Momota defeated Prannoy 21-15, 21-14 in their clash.
While Lakshya’s match got over inside 53 minutes, Momota made light work of Prannoy and he defeated the Indian in just 48 minutes.
Saina Nehwal also made an exit from the tournament on Thursday after retiring hurt during the second game of her first round match (21-8, 10-4) against Danish badminton player Mia Blichfeldt.
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All England Open Day 1 Badminton Live: After a disappointing start by the Indian male shuttlers, PV Sindhu cruised to 2nd Round of All England Open Badminton Championships. Sindhu defeated Soniia Cheah of Malaysia in the first round. Sindhu won 21-11, 21-17. Earlier both Kidambi Srikanth & Parupali Kashyap crashed out in the 1st round of the tournament.
Other than Sindhu, Lakshya Sen, HS Pranoy, Sameer Verma & Sai Praneet progress to 2nd round of All England Open Badminton championships.
Saina crashes Out: Saina Nehwal was also a big disappointment for India as she retired playing against Mia Blichfeld. Saina lost 1st game 8-21 and was down 4-10 when she decided to throw towel.
Kidambi Srikanth & Parupali Kashyap crashes out: Bad news is coming in for India from All England Open Badminton Championships. India’s P.Kashyap has lost in the opening round to top seed Kento Momota in straight sets. Kashyap lost 21-13, 22-20.
Kidambi Srikanth lost to Nhat Nguyen (Ireland) – 11-21, 21-15, 12-21
Parupalli Kashyap lost to Kento Momota (Japan) – 13-21, 20-22
Lakshya Sen beat Kantaphon Wangcharoen (Thailand) – 21-18, 21-12
HS Prannoy beat Liew Daren (Malaysia) – 21-10, 21-10
Sameer Verma beat Ygor Coelho (Brazil) – 21-11, 21-19
B Sai Praneeth beat Toma Junior Popov (France) – 21-18, 22-20
Saina Nehwal lost to Mia Blichfeldt (Denmark) 8-21, 4-10 (Retired)
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