BWF World Championships LIVE: Saina Nehwal through to LAST-16 as Nazomi Okuhara pulls out of World Badminton Championship: Follow LIVE updates

BWF World Championships LIVE – Saina Nehwal beats Cheung Ngan 21-19, 21-9: It has turned out to be a lucky day for…

BWF World Championships LIVE: Saina Nehwal cruses through to Second Round, beats Cheung Ngan, Treesa Jolly, Gayatri Gopichand ENTERS Round 2: Follow LIVE updates
BWF World Championships LIVE: Saina Nehwal cruses through to Second Round, beats Cheung Ngan, Treesa Jolly, Gayatri Gopichand ENTERS Round 2: Follow LIVE updates

BWF World Championships LIVE – Saina Nehwal beats Cheung Ngan 21-19, 21-9: It has turned out to be a lucky day for India’s ace shuttler Saina Nehwal. Saina first defeated Cheung Ngan Yi of Hongkong in straight games. Saina won 21-19, 21-9. And now news is that former World No. 1 has actually ensured 3rd round entry as her next opponent, Nazomi Okuhara has pulled out of the World Championships due to injury. Meanwhile, India’s Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand have entered ROUND 2 by beating Malaysia’s Low Yeen Yuan and Valeree Siow.Follow BWF World Badminton LIVE & India in World Badminton LIVE updates with InsideSport.IN 

India’s Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy sealed spot in the second round of the World Championships on Monday.

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BWF World Championships 2022 LIVE: Saina Nehwal begins World Championship campaign. Women’s doubles duo Treesa Jolly & Gayatri Gopichand WIN ROUND 1: Follow LIVE updates 

India in World Badminton LIVE – Tuesday

  • Women’s Singles: Saina Nehwal beats Cheung Ngan Yi (Hongkong) – 21-19, 21-9
  • Men’s Doubles: Garaga / Panjala lose to Delrue/Villeger – 21-14, 21-18
  • Women’s Doubles: Treesa Jolly / Gayarti Gopichand BEAT Low / Siow (Malaysia): 21-11, 21-13
  • Shikha Gautam/Ashwini Bhat beat Corsini / Mair  – 21-8, 21-14
  • Mixed Doubles: Prasad / Dewangan LOST to Mairs / Moore: 10-21, 21-23
  • Bhatnagar / Crasto vs Jomkoh / Paewsampran- 10.50 AM
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BWF World Championships LIVE: Saina Nehwal cruises through to Second Round

Match Preview: Saina Nehwal vs Cheung Ngan

Saina Nehwal is making her return to the World Championship ever since 2019. She missed the last edition due to groin and knee injury, while the 2021 edition was cancelled due to the outbreak of Covid-19. She is the most experienced Indian currently in the tournament and eyes a turnaround of her fortunes as so far she has struggled with her form this season. She failed to go past the second round in any tournament in the first half of the year. Her best performance so far is a quarterfinal appearance at the Singapore Open much recently.

Saina, who is currently ranked 33rd in the world enters the tournament as an unseeded player and takes on 50th ranked Cheung Ngan Yi in the first round. The 29-year old Ngan Yi missed the majority of the season due to an injury and is on a comeback trail this year. This will be her maiden tournament of the season.  Both the players have faced each other five times in the past. Saina Nehwal leads the head-to-head record 3-1. Nehwal will enter the contest as the favourite.

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Treesa Jolly / Gayatri Gopichand 

India’s Women’s Doubles pair Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand are making their maiden appearance in the World Championships. The Indian pair had a great run this year. They started by finishing as runner-up at Syed Modi International, they then won the Odisha Open title which was their first tour level title. They then created history by becoming the first Indian Women’s duo to reach the semifinals of the All England Championships. Much recently they won the bronze medal in the Commonwealth Games. They are taking on Malaysia’s Low Yeen Yuan and Valeree Siow in the first round.

The Malaysian pair are placed 33rd in the World rankings and they won the Syed Modi International at the start of the year. That was their only title so far this year. They made quarterfinal appearances at Swiss Open, Malaysia Masters and Malaysia Open. The first round contest is expected to be a close encounter. Both the pairs met earlier this year at the Syed Modi International and the Malaysia duo won the contest in straight games in the final.

BWF World Championships 2022 LIVE: Saina Nehwal begins World Championship campaign, Women’s doubles duo Treesa Jolly & Gayatri Gopichand to be in action in first round – Follow LIVE updates 

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