China Open 2017: Sindhu, Saina and Prannoy in Round 2

From the Indian contingent, Day 1 found three winners from India as Saina, Sindhu and Prannoy won their respective matches, while Sourabh Verma and 5 doubles team bowed out of China Open 2017. First day also saw 3rd seed Lin Dan, 6th seed Nozomi Okuhara, top seed Mixed Doubles Indonesian pair, 3rd and 7th seed Doubles pairs knocked out. HS Prannoy played the longest match of the day to move to Round 2 but Indian Mixed Doubles pair had to bow out after an hour at court. In Round 2, Saina has the biggest challenge in Yamaguchi who has defeated her thrice in 2017. Sindhu and Prannoy wil play much lower ranked Qualifiers for the first time in career.

PV Sindhu lost to qualifier in QF. Saina and HS Prannoy lost in Round 2.

Schedule for Round 2

    10.30 a.m. Saina Nehwal vs 5th seed Akane Yamaguchi (Japan)
    10.00 a.m. HS Pranooy vs Lee Cheuk Yiu (Hong Kong)
    3.50 p.m. PV Sindhu vs Yue Han (China)

Round 1 Winners

    Saina Nehwal def Beiwen Zhang (USA) 21-12 21-13 in 29 minutes
    HS Prannoy def Lee Dong Keun (Korea) 18-21 21-16 21-19 in 1 hour 29 minutes
    PV Sindhu def Sayaka Sato (Japan) 24-22 23-21 in 59 minutes

Round 1 Lost

    Sourabh Verma lost to Brice Leverdez (France) 21-14 15-21 21-11 in 54 minutes
    Manu Attri / Sumeeth Reddy lost to top seed Indonesian pair Marcus / Kevin 21-18 21-15 in 30 minutes
    Satwiksairaj / Chirag Shetty lost to 5th seed Chinese Pair Cheng / Nan 21-13 21-13 in 37 minutes
    Women’s Doubles: Ashwini Ponnappa / Sikki Reddy lost to Korean pair Baek / Jung 21-14 21-15 in 39 minutes
    Mixed’s Doubles: Satwiksairaj / Ashwini Ponnappa lost to 5th seed Cheng / Nan (China) 21-19 17-21 21-13 in 1 hour 8 minutes

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