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PV Sindhu, Srikanth bow out; Prannoy, Priyanshu Rajawat enter second spherical in Korea Open

Seoul [South Korea], July 19 (ANI): Indian shuttlers HS Prannoy and Priyanshu Rajawat entered the second spherical of the Korea Open Super 500 badminton event whereas PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth bowed out on Wednesday, as per Olympics.com.

Sindhu has once more upset along with her play, she misplaced to Pai Yu Po of Chinese Taipei 18-21, 21-10, 13-21 in 58 minutes.

This was additionally PV Sindhu’s first official match underneath new coach Muhammad Hafiz Hashim. The Malaysian’s appointment was formally introduced on Tuesday.

According to Olympics.com, The first spherical exit within the Republic of Korea was the Indian badminton participant’s sixth opening spherical ouster in 12 BWF World Tour event appearances this season. PV Sindhu had additionally did not progress past the primary hurdle on the Malaysia Open, India Open, All England Open, Thailand Open and Singapore Open.

She might be in motion subsequent on the Japan Open, which begins from July 25.

PV Sindhu’s loss was, the truth is, simply the spotlight of what was a disappointing day for Indian shuttlers in Korea. Indian badminton gamers gained solely three of their 13 matches on Day 2.

Two of the three triumphs got here in males’s singles. HS Prannoy scored a simple 21-13, 21-17 victory over Belgium’s Julien Carraggi whereas Priyanshu Rajawat defeated Korea’s Choi Ji Hoon 21-15, 21-19 to arrange a second spherical conflict towards Japanese prime seed Kodai Naraoka.

Rohan Kapoor and N Sikki Reddy, in the meantime, made the second spherical in combined doubles after defeating the Philippines’ Alvin Morada and Alyssa Ysabel Leonardo 21-17, 21-17.

In ladies’s singles, Malvika Bansod misplaced 21-17, 21-7 to Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying, the present world No. 4. Ashmita Chaliha, in the meantime, succumbed 21-13, 21-12 to the Republic of China’s Chen Yu Fei, the reigning Olympic champion.

Another Chinese shuttler, Zhang Yi Man, ousted Aakarshi Kashyap from the primary spherical whereas Tasnim Mir fell to native participant Kim Ga Yun. Tanya Hemnath was proven the door by Japan’s Saena Kawakami.

Former world No. 1 Kidambi Srikanth conceded a result in go down 12-21, 24-22, 21-17 to Japan’s Kento Momota in males’s singles whereas his Indian compatriot Kiran George misplaced 17-21, 9-21 to Chinese Taipei shuttler Wang Tzu Wei. Mithun Manjunath additionally suffered an 11-21, 4-21 loss to Malaysian NG Tze Yong. B Sumeeth Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa misplaced 21-23, 21-13, 12-21 to the Korean pair of Song Hyun Cho and Lee Jung Hyun.

The sequence of exits on Wednesday solely leaves HS Prannoy and Priyanshu Rajawat (males’s singles), Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty (males’s doubles), Treesa Jolly-Gayatri Gopichand (ladies’s doubles) and Rohan Kapoor-N Sikki Reddy (combined doubles) because the Indian challengers nonetheless alive on the Korea Open 2023.

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty gained their males’s doubles first spherical match on Tuesday whereas Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand obtained a walkover of their opener. (ANI)