Highlights from the English Badminton Championships: Indian commuters Ace PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal started their England Championships campaign with easy victories over their respective opponents in women’s singles on Wednesday.
In the day’s other matches, Lakshya Sen and Kidambi Srikanth also qualified for the next round of the All England Open.
Sixth seed Sindhu beat Zhi Yi Wang of China 21-18 21-13 in her first round match which lasted 42 minutes while Saina beat Beatriz Corrales of Spain 21-17 21-19 in 38 minutes .
If Sindhu and Saina win their respective second-round matches, they will face each other in the quarter-finals.
In men’s singles, B Sai Praneeth lost to top seed and Olympic champion Viktor Axelsen 20-22 11-21 in the first round match which lasted 48 minutes. HS Prannoy fought last week’s German Open winner, Thai player Kunlavut Vitidsarn 15-21 22-24 in 56 minutes while Sameer Verma also lost to Mark Caljouw of the Netherlands 18 -21 11-21 in a 41 minute opener.
In men’s doubles, fifth seeds Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty beat Scottish duo Alexander Dunn and Adam Hall 21-17 21-19 in 38 minutes.
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While sixth-seeded Sindhu will once again be in the mix, it will be unseeded Sen who will be the center of attention this time, given the kind of preparation the 20-year-old had before the Super event. 1000.
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