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Malaysia Masters: Saina, Sindhu, Prannoy Through To 2nd Round; Srikanth Bows Out

Kuala Lumpur: H S Prannoy shocked world quantity 10 Kanta Tsuneyama whereas ace Indian ladies shuttlers PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal additionally sailed into the second spherical of the Malaysia Masters, right here on Wednesday.

Prannoy, ranked 26th on the earth, took 34 minutes to ship Tsuneyama packing with a 21-9 21-17 win within the first spherical match.

Prannoy, nonetheless, runs into world primary and high seed Japanese Kento Momota, who has been in red-hot kind, within the second spherical on Thursday.

Momota defeated one other Indian Parupalli Kashyap 21-17 21-16 in a 43-minute first spherical match.

World Championships bronze-medallist B Sai Praneeth and the seasoned Kidambi Srikanth, although, bowed out of the lads’s singles occasions.

Reigning world champion Sindhu, seeded sixth, took simply 35 minutes to beat Evgeniya Kosetskaya of Russia 21-15 21-13 within the ladies’s singles first spherical that lasted 35 minutes.

World quantity six Sindhu will face Aya Ohori of Japan within the second spherical on Thursday.

The opposite Indian within the fray, London Olympics bronze medallist Saina wanted simply 36 minutes to get the higher of Belgium’s Lianne Tan.

The unseeded Saina brushed apart Tan 21-15 21-17 of their first assembly towards one another.

Each Sindhu and Saina have struggled lately, making a collection of early exits with the previous failing to defend the World Tour Finals crown final month.

Earlier, Praneeth made a primary spherical exit after taking place tamely to Denmark’s Rasmus Gemke 11-21 15-21 whereas Srikanth misplaced to Chinese language Taipei’s Chou Tien Chen 17-21 5-21 in solely 30 minutes.

(PTI)

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