French Open 1st Round: HS Prannoy Shocks Lin Dan, 5 Indians in 2nd Round

HS Prannoy scripted the biggest upset of the day when he knocked out the great Lin Dan, 3rd seed, in the first round after a tough fight despite losing first set. He became only the 2nd Indian to beat the Great Lin Dan. 2 of the 8 Indians lost. Sindhu was not the favorite and lost to defending champ Shixian Wang, while last year’s quarterfinalists Saina and Kashyap won, 4th seed Srikanth lost his 4th consecutive match of this year to Houwei. Ajay Jayaram and Women’s Doubles team of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa also reached 2nd round. Check complete results of first round for Indians. Saina has a big day tomorrow as the race to win 6th title by Indians move to another round.


    Top Seed Saina def Michelle LI of Canada 21-18 21-13 win in 42 minutes.
    8th seed Kashyap def Thomas Rouxel 21-11 22-20 in 41 minutes.
    HS Prannoy def Lin Dan 14-21 21-11 21-17 in 1 hour 11 minutes.
    Jwala Gutta/Ashwini Ponnappa def Jongkolphan/Rawinda (Thailand) 21-15 21-12 in 31 minutes.
    Jayaram def Vittinghus 21-18 18-21 21-18 in 1 hour 1 minute.


    Srikanth lost to unseeded Houwei 21-15 13-21 21-11 in 1 hour 3 minutes.
    PV Sindhu lost to Shixian Wang 21-10, 21-11 in 36 minutes.

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