Tokyo [Japan], August 23 (ANI): London Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal made a profitable begin to her marketing campaign on the ongoing BWF World Championships 2022, beating Cheung Ngan Yi of Hong Kong in straight video games on Tuesday in her first-round match within the ladies’s singles class.
The 2015 World championship silver medallist Saina performed a hard-fought opening recreation the place she was trailing 4-7 at one level however clawed her approach again as she went into the break 10-11. After that, it was a neck-to-neck battle which the Hyderabadi shuttler gained 21-19.
In the second recreation the two-time world championship medallist Nehwal was medical in her strategy profitable 4 factors on the trot and profitable the sport 21-9. She wanted simply 38 minutes to wrap up the match 21-19 21-9 and register her fourth win in 5 conferences.
Saina will now play within the third spherical as her second-round opponent Nozomi Okuhara of Japan has withdrawn from the event. The 32-year-old shuttler will tackle the winner of the second-round match between twelfth seed Busanan Ongbamrungphan of Thailand and Yvonne Li of Germany.
Saina is the one Indian shuttler left within the ladies’s singles on the World Championships as Malavika Bansod was knocked out in her opening spherical match. The 2019 champion PV Sindhu couldn’t compete within the event resulting from an harm.
Earlier within the day Treesa Jolly and Pullela Gayatri beat the Malaysian pair of Low Yeen Yuan and Valeree Siow of their first-round match within the ladies’s doubles class 21-11, 21-13. (ANI)