Saina, Srikanth advance to pre-quarterfinals of French Open

HYDERABAD: Defending champion Kidambi Srikanth and World No. 10 Saina Nehwal moved into the second round of the French Open BWF Tour Super 750 match in Paris on Wednesday. However, Sameer Verma lost to Jonatan Christie of Indonesia 21-16, 17-21, 15-21. Only closing week, Sameer stunned the Asian Games champion in Denmark.

Men's doubles group of Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy registered a straight sport victory against Koreans Min Hyuk Kang and Kim Won Ho 21-18, 21-17. In blended doubles, Ashwini Ponnappa and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy went down combating against Chris Adcock and Gabrielle of England 22-24, 21-18, 19-21 whilst the mix of Rohan Kapoor and Kuhoo Garg proved no fit for most sensible seeds Siwei Zheng and Yagiong Huang of China 5-21, 10-21.

2017 Singapore Open Champion B Sai Praneeth additionally crossed the outlet hurdle, beating Brazil's Ygor Coelho 21-13, 21-17 to set up a clash with Asian Games gold medallist Jonatan Christie of Indonesia.

Saina's victory against Saena Kawakami of Japan was a foregone conclusion. As expected the Indian was too just right in her 21-11, 21-11 victory against Kawakami. In the second round, Saina will square up against Nozomi Okuhara of Japan, who defeated Beatriz Corrales of Spain on Wednesday. Though Saina defeated Okuhara within the quarterfinals of the Denmark Open, the Japanese former world champion has at all times proved been a troublesome opponent for the Indian. At the bottom-half of the draw Sindhu will play Japanese veteran Sayaka Sato. The third seeded Indian, who enjoys a Three-1 win-loss report against Sato, is expected to sail thru without any difficulty.

Earlier, Srikanth started the complaints for India with an excellent victory against Wong Wing Ki Vincent of Hong Kong 21-19, 21-13. Vincent performed smartly within the first sport however was outclassed by way of Srikanth in the second.

The World No.6 Indian will square up against Dong Keun Lee of Korea within the pre-quarterfinals. The World No. 29 enjoys a 2-0 report against Srikanth, the newest being the three-set victory within the quarterfinals of Japan Open closing month.

Former world and Olympic champion Lin Dan crashed out the match losing his first round come across against Kazumasa Sakai of Japan 21-9, 14-21, 14-21.
Saina, Srikanth advance to pre-quarterfinals of French Open Saina, Srikanth advance to pre-quarterfinals of French Open Reviewed by Kailash on October 25, 2018 Rating: 5
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