PV Sindhu makes winning return; Kidambi Srikanth, Sameer Verma too advance at Denmark Open | Badminton News – Times of India

Odense: Returning to work after a break, double Olympic medalist PV Sindhu lost in a straight match to Turkey’s Neslihan Igit to join compatriots Kidambi Srikanth and Samir Verma in the second round of the Danish Open on Tuesday.
Current world champion Sindhu took ig0 minutes in the 29th, 21-12 21-10 ranking in her women’s singles opener of the BWF World Tour Super 1000 tournament.
The fourth-seeded Indian to reach the Sudirman Cup and Uber Cup finals after the Tokyo Olympics, his next match will be against Busanan Ongbamrungfan of Thailand.
Former champions Srikanth and Sameer started their men’s singles campaign at the 8 850,000 event.
Srikanth, who won the title in 2017, defeated Deshbarenya B Sai Pranit 21-14-11-11 in minutes, 22nd-ranked Sameer lost to world number 21 Kunlabhut Vitidsaran of Thailand -12-11-11-14 in 2 minutes. Conflict
World No. 14 Srikanth will face World No. 1 and top Japanese Kento Momota in the second round, while Samir could face third-seeded Anders Antonsen of Denmark in the next round.
The Indian men’s doubles players, however, had mixed days at the office.
While Sati Saikraj Ronkireddy and Chirag Sethi defeated English pair Colm Heming and Steven Stallwood 2-2-21-15, MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila defeated England’s World No. 1 pair of Ben Lane and Shaun Wendy 21-11-15-15. Positive start to the campaign.
But Manu Atri and B Sumit Reddy lost 18-21 11-21 to Malaysia’s Go Sej Fei and Nur Izzuddin in the first round to stay out of the competition.
Sindhu, the world number one who won bronze at the Tokyo Games with her Rio silver medal, did not break a sweat during her opening match against Igit.
The Indian went up 5-4 and then comfortably went ahead to lead the opening game.
The second game was no different either as Sindhu cleared a 1-3 deficit to take a 10-4 lead. Igit made it 9-10 before the Indians got a two-point advantage at the break.
After the break, it was one-way traffic as Sindhu sealed the competition without too much hassle.


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