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  • Denmark Open: Sindhu, Sai Praneeth make it to 2nd round in their respective matches

    Published on October 15, 2019

    In Badminton, World Champion P.V. Sindhu made an impressive start to her campaign at the Denmark Open, claiming a straight-game win over Indonesia’s Gregoria Mariska Tunjung in the women’s singles competition.

    Fifth seed Sindhu beat Gregoria 22-20 21-18. The Olympic silver medallist will now face Korea’s An Se Young next.

    World Championships bronze medallist B Sai Praneeth also made it to the second round beating the legendary Lin Dan 21-14, 21-17. The Hyderabad shuttler is likely to meet World No 1 and two-time world champion Kento Momota of Japan next.

    Thailand Open champions Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty also made a good start to their men’s doubles campaign, beating Korean pair of Kim Gi Jung and Lee Yong Dae 24-22, 21-11.

    Former Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap failed to cross the opening round after losing 13-21, 12-21 to Thailand’s Sitthikom Thammasin in the men’s singles. National champion Sourabh Verma also made an early exit after going down 21-19, 11-21, 17-21 to Mark Caljouw of the Netherlands.

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