Srikanth Kidambi of India returns a shot.(AFP)
Srikanth Kidambi of India returns a shot.(AFP)

Kidambi Srikanth marches into second round of China Open

Kidambi Srikanth showed the door to Lucas Corvee in a total of 34 minutes as the Indian shuttler reached the next round of China Open.
Fuzhou | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2018 01:28 PM IST

Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth crushed Lucas Corvee of France on the second day of the ongoing China Open by registering an easy 21-12, 21-16 win in their men’s singles match on Wednesday.

The world number nine hardly broke a sweat in the first set to end the game in his favour. As the game entered into the second set, the Frenchman tried to make a comeback. But Srikanth, while maintaining the momentum, showed the door to Corvee in a total of 34 minutes.

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In women’s singles, Vaishnavi Reddy was stunned by Pornpawee Chochuwong of Thailand 12-21, 16-21, while in mixed doubles, Indian pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa lost to their Malaysian counterparts Goh Liu Ying and Chan Peng Soon 21-18, 19-21, 17-21.

Indian campaigner Prannoy Kumar is slated to play against Jonatan Christie of Indonesia in men’s singles, while Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will face Mads Conrad-Petersen and Mads Pieler Kolding of Denmark .

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