Published On: Tue, Aug 22nd, 2017

Sindhu, Praneeth advance; Sumeeth-Ashwini lose at Badminton Worlds

Glasgow: India’s PV Sindhu, B Sai Praneeth, Ajay Jayaram and the mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy advanced but the mixed doubles pairing of B Sumeeth Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa lost in the second round of the World Badminton Championships here on Tuesday.

Sindhu, a two-time World Championships bronze medallist, moved past South Korean Kim Hyo Min

Fourth seed Sindhu, a two-time World Championships bronze medallist, moved past South Korean Kim Hyo Min 21-16, 21-14 in 49 minutes.

Praneeth got the better of Hong Kong’s Wei Nan 21-18, 21-17, while Jayaram crushed Austrian Luka Wraber 21-14, 21-12 in 31 minutes.

In the mixed doubles competitions, Sumeeth-Ashwini lost to Chinese 13th seed Wang Yilyu and Huang Dongping 17-21, 21-18, 5-21 in 58 minutes.

The pair of Pranaav and Sikki brushed aside Malaysian Yogendran Khrishnan and Indian Prajakta Sawant 21-12, 21-19 in 40 minutes.

Another mixed doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and K Maneesha too exited the competition with a 20-22, 18-21 loss to Danish 14th seed Mathias Christiansen and Sara Thygesen.

 

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