PV Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap enter pre-quarters; HS Prannoy bows out of Korea Open
PV Sindhu eased past Ngan Yi Cheung of Hong Kong while Parupalli Kashyap beat Taipei’s Hsu Jen Hao to enter the pre-quarterfinals of Korea Open Super Series badminton tournamentother sports Updated: Sep 13, 2017 17:54 IST
PV Sindhu and Parupalli Kashyap entered the pre-quarterfinals of the Korea Open Super Series badminton tournament after winning their respective matches on Wednesday.
Sindhu, who won silver at the World Badminton Championship last month, eased past Ngan Yi Cheung of Hong Kong, registering a comfortable 21-13, 21-8 victory in just 29 minutes. Kashyap defeated Chinese Taipei’s Hsu Jen Hao 21-13, 21-16 to progress through to the next round in the men’s singles event.
Also, Sameer Verma made it to the next round after defeating Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk of Thailand 21-13, 21-23, 21-9 in a three-game thriller that lasted almost an hour.
However, it was curtains for two Indians. Saurabh Verma lost 21-18, 13-21, 19-21 to Kenta Nishimoto of Japan, while HS Prannoy exited from the tournament after going down against world No 9 NG Ka Long Angus 17-21, 23-21, 14-21 in a hard fought match which lasted 64 minutes.
In the men’s doubles , Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty defeated the Malaysian pair of Khim Wah Lim and Lin Chia Yu 21-9, 22-24, 21-12 in 50 minutes.
However, Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy bowed out of the doubles event after a 11-21, 10-21 defeat against Korea’s Chung Eui Seok and Kim Duk Young.
In the mixed doubles event, Ashwini Ponnappa and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy got knocked out of the tournament after a 18-21, 19-21 loss against Tang Chun Man and Tse Ying Suet.