April 2 is the first day officially of Saina Nehwal being ranked No. 1 in the BWF Ranking. She celebrated her first day as World No. 1 of Women’s Singles by taking revenge of her last year defeat at the same tournament. Malaysian Open had 5 matches involving Indians today. All the 4 Singles player were facing the Chinese Wall, while Ashwini Ponnappa and Jwala Gutta played Indonesian pair in the Women’s Doubles 2nd round. In the end only Saina could reach the quarterfinal of the tournament where no Indian has ever won the title. Check the results and upsets of the day.
Match Results for Indians on April 2
- Saina Nehwal def Xue Yao (China) 21-13 21-9 in 30 minutes.
Jwala/Ashwini lost to 6th seed Indonesian pair 21-23 21-8 21-17 in 58 minutes.
4th seed K Srikanth lost to Houwei Tian (China) 21-14 21-18 in 49 minutes.
P Kashyap lost to top seed Long Chen (China) 21-10 21-6 in 35 minutes.
HS Prannoy lost to 5th seed Lin Dan (China) 21-15 21-14 in 52 minutes.
Saina Nehwal will play another chinese, Sun Yu in the quarterfinal tomorrow. Both have played thrice. Sun Yu won their first match at China Open, but after that Saina has won twice.
- All England Open 2015 Saina won 21-13 21-13.
Star Australian Badminton Open 2014 Saina won 22-24 21-17 21-10.
China Open 2013 Sun Yu won 21-16 15-21 17-21.
Upsets of the Day
- 4th seed K Srikanth lost to Houwei (China)
- 4th seed Sunh Ji Hyun (Korea) lost to Ngan Yi (Hong Kong) 21-18 12-21 21-12
8th seed Ratchanok (Thailand) lost to Nozomi Okuhara (Japan) 21-12 21-11
- 8th seed Koreans pair of Jung Kim/Kim Sa Rang lost to Indonesian pair 14-21 21-12 21-12
- 5th seed Chinese pair of Wang Xiali/Yang Yu lost to Thai pair 21-17 Retired