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Indonesia Open: PV Sindhu survives Ohori scare

Published: 24th Nov 2021 7:49 pm

Bali: India’s double Olympic medallist PV Sindhu showed great determination to outwit her opponent in the women’s singles opening round, while B Sai Praneeth and Kidmabi Srikanth also advanced to the men’s singles second round of the Indonesia Open Super 1000 event here on Wednesday.

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After a slow start, Sindhu, the reigning world champion, engineered a turnaround to register a hard-fought 17-21 21-17 21-17 win over a tenacious Aya Ohori of Japan in one hour 10 minutes.

In the men’s singles, world number 16 B Sai Praneeth clinched a 21-19 21-18 win over France’s Toma Junior Popov. In a repeat of last week’s Indonesia Masters quarterfinal, Srikanth once again got the better of compatriot HS Prannoy. The former world number one Srikanth, who is coming off two back-to-back semifinal finishes at Hylo Open and Indonesia Masters, continued his good run of form as he eked out a 21-15 19-21 21-12 victory over Prannoy in 56 minutes.

The mixed doubles pairing of N Sikki Reddy and Dhruv Kapila, however, made a first round exit, falling to the Japanese duo of Kyohei Yamashita and Naru Shinoya, 7-21 12-21. It was a bad day in the office for Reddy who made a first round exit in the women’s doubles event as well. Reddy and veteran shuttler Ashwini Ponnappa went down 27-29 18-21 to the fifth seeded Bulgarian duo of Gabriela Stoeva and Stefani Stoeva.


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