All England Open 1st Round: Indian Men’s Doubles Pair Upset 7th Seed, Gutta & Ashwini, Saina Also Win

Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy from India shocked the 7th seed chinese pair of Chai Biao and Hong Wei in the first round of All England Open coming from behind in 57 minutes. HS Prannoy, Saina Nehwal moved ahead in Singles. Jwala Gutta & Ashwini Ponnappa also won their first round Women’s Doubles match in 3 sets. 4th seed Srikanth was shocked, while Kashyap failed to stop 6th seed Chou Tien Chen from Taipei and with Ajay Jayaram made an exit.

All England Open 2015 Qualifying Round: Saina and Srikanth Lead Indian Challenge

Round 1 Results

    Women’s Doubles: Jwala Gutta/Ashwini Ponnappa def Amelia/Soong (USA) 21-12 20-22 21-14 in 51 minutes
    Men’s Doubles: Manu Attri/Sumeeth Reddy def 7th seed Chai Biao/Hong Wei (China) 9-21 21-17 21-17 in 57 minutes.
    Women’s Singles: 3rd seed Saina Nehwal def Manuputty (Indonesia) 21-8 21-12 in 38 minutes.
    HS Prannoy def Brice Leverdez (France) 16-21 21-8 21-18 in 58 minutes.

Lost in Round 1

    Men’s Singles: 6th seed Chou Tien Chen (Taipei) def P Kashyap 21-13, 21-12 in 33 minutes.
    Kento Momota (Japan) def 4th Seed K Srikanth 21-18 12-21 21-15 in 1 hour 6 minutes.
    Tian Houwei (China) def Ajay Jayaram 21-14 19-21 21-14 in 1 hour 3 minutes

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