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Denmark Open: PV Sindhu, Aakarshi Kashyap advance to second round; Kidambi Srikanth knocked out

PV Sindhu in motion at the 2023 Indonesia Open earlier this yr. AP

Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and Aakarshi Kashyap superior to the ladies’s singles second spherical but it surely was curtains for Kidambi Srikanth within the males’s occasion on the Denmark Open Tremendous 750 badminton event on Tuesday.

Whereas two-time Olympic medallist Sindhu struggled previous world quantity 28 Kirsty Gilmour of Scotland 21-14, 18-21, 21-10 in a 56-minute opening spherical match, Aakarshi, ranked thirty eighth, rallied her option to stun German’s world quantity 26 Li Yvonne 10-21, 22-20, 21-12 in one other match.

Sindhu, who had reached the semifinals of Arctic Open final week, will face a tough opponent in Indonesia’s Gregoria Mariska Tunjung, seeded seventh, within the subsequent spherical. The Indonesian has defeated her twice within the final three conferences this yr although Sindhu has an total 8-2 head-to-head document.

Aakarshi will even have her process minimize out as she’s going to sq. off in opposition to left-handed Thai Supanida Katethong subsequent. The world quantity 19 Thai had defeated the Indian of their solely assembly at Singapore Open this yr.

For 2021 world championships silver medallist Srikanth, it turned out to be a disappointing day as his gallant combat ended with a 21-19, 10-21, 16-21 loss to China’s world quantity 22 Weng Hong Yang within the males’s singles opening spherical.

Just lately-crowned Asian Video games gold medallists Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty pulled out of the event and their opponents Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi of Malaysia superior to the second spherical.

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