Indonesia Open: Sindhu, Srikanth, Praneeth advance to second spherical – The Indian Specific

India’s double Olympic medallist P V Sindhu confirmed nice willpower to outwit her opponent within the girls’s singles opening spherical, whereas B Sai Praneeth and Kidmabi Srikanth additionally superior to the lads’s singles second spherical of the Indonesia Open Tremendous 1000 occasion right here on Wednesday.
After a sluggish begin, Sindhu, the reigning world champion, engineered a turnaround to register a hard-fought 17-21 21-17 21-17 win over a tenacious Aya Ohori of Japan in a single hour 10 minutes.
With the win, Sindhu improved her spectacular file in opposition to the Japanese shuttler to 11-0.
World quantity seven Sindhu, who made a semifinal exit after struggling a straight recreation defeat to Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi right here final week, will meet 23-year-old German shuttler Yvonne Li within the second spherical.
A dominant opening-game efficiency from Aya Ohori 🇯🇵 in opposition to the present world champion 🏸.
Observe the motion on: #IndonesiaOpen2021
— BWF (@bwfmedia) November 24, 2021
Aya Ohori 🇯🇵 takes on Pursala V. Sindhu 🇮🇳 in an intense match in Bali.#BWFWorldTour #IndonesiaOpen2021
— BWF (@bwfmedia) November 24, 2021
It will likely be the primary assembly between the third seed Indian and world quantity 26 Li.
Within the males’s singles, world quantity 16 B Sai Praneeth clinched a 21-19 21-18 win over France’s Toma Junior Popov.
In a repeat of final week’s Indonesia Masters quarterfinal, Srikanth as soon as once more received the higher of compatriot HS Prannoy.
The previous world primary Srikanth, who’s coming off two back-to-back semifinal finishes at Hylo Open and Indonesia Masters, continued his good run of type as he eked out a 21-15 19-21 21-12 victory over Prannoy in 56 minutes.

Whereas Praneeth will subsequent tackle Christo Popov of France within the second spherical, Srikanth will meet the winner of the primary spherical conflict between Tokyo Olympics gold medallist second seed Dane Victor Axelsen and Japan’s Koki Watanbe.
The blended doubles pairing of N Sikki Reddy and Dhruv Kapila, nonetheless, made a primary spherical exit, falling to the Japanese duo of Kyohei Yamashita and Naru Shinoya, 7-21 12-21.
It was a nasty day within the workplace for Reddy who made a primary spherical exit within the girls’s doubles occasion as effectively.
Reddy and veteran shuttler Ashwini Ponnappa went down 27-29 18-21 to the fifth seeded Bulgarian duo of Gabriela Stoeva and Stefani Stoeva.
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