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India’s Sindhu, Kashyap advance at Korea Open
September 14, 2017
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Seoul: PV Sindhu and Parupalli Kashyap entered the second round, while HS Prannoy, the men’s doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa -- in both the doubles and mixed doubles -- lost in the Korea Open Superseries badminton championships in Seoul on Wednesday.

B Sai Praneeth, Sameer Verma and the men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty also advanced to the second round.

Sourabh Verma lost his first round clash to Japanese Kenta Nishimoto 21-18, 13-21, 19-21 in an hour and three minutes.

Rio Olympic silver medallist Sindhu opened her campaign by beating Hong Kong’s Cheung Ngan Yi 21-13, 21-8 in 34 minutes.

Sindhu, who finished runner-up in the World Championships last month, will meet Thai Nitchaon Jindapol in the second round.

Kashyap defeated Chinese Taipei’s Hsu Jen Hao 21-13, 21-16 in 35 minutes. The Indian will face South Korean top seed Son Wan Ho in the next round.

Sameer upset Thai eighth seed Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk 21-13, 21-23, 21-9 in 54 minutes.

Indo-Asian News Service

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