Hong Kong Open 2014: Saina, Sindhu and Srikanth Enter 2nd Round

The winners of China Open join other Indians in Hong Kong Open scheduled from 18-23 Nov. From the qualifiers Jayaram was successful in reaching the Main draw, while Sourabh Varma (Men’s Singles) and Prajakta Sawant (Mixed Doubles) failed. On 19th in the first round China Open champions Saina and Srikanth moved to second round with Sindhu. Rest lost including Women’s Doubles team of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa. In the 2nd round matches, Saina and Sindhu have won a match against opponents, but Srikanth has lost one. Check the results of 1st round and qualifiers and schedule of 2nd round.

Nov 19: First Round Matches

    Saina Nehwal (3rd seed) def Jamie Subandhi (Malaysia) 21-17 21-11
    PV Sindhu (7th seed) def Busanan Ongbumrungpan (Thailand) 21-15 16-21 21-19
    K Srikanth def Chou Tien Chen (7th seed from Taipei) 18-21 22-20 21-16


    P Kashyap lost to Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk (Thailand) 16-21 21-17 21-14
    RMV Gurusaidutt lost to Sho Sasaki (Japan) 21-15 15-21 22-20
    Ajay Jayaram lost to Chen Long (Top seed Chinese) 21-13 21-7
    Jwala Gutta/Ashwini Ponnappa lost to Lim/Yean (Malaysia) 16-21 21-14 23-21
    Manu Attri/Sumeeth Reddy lost to 2nd seed Ahsan/Setiawan (Indonesia) 21-15 21-17

Nov 18: Qualification Matches

    Jayaram def Latif (Malaysia) 21-12 22-20
    Jayaram def Shih Kuei Chun (Taipei) 23-21 21-7
    Prajakta/Vountus (Malaysia) def 3rd seed Fernaldi/Pradipta (Indonesia) 21-17 21-16


    3rd seed Sourabh Varma lost to Gao Huan (China) 21-15 21-18
    Prajakta/Vountus (Malaysia) lost to Seong/Won (Korea) 21-15, 21-12

Nov 20: Schedule of 2nd Round Matches

    12:30 p.m. PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara (Japan)
    15:00 p.m. K Srikanth vs Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk (Thailand)
    15:00 p.m. Saina Nehwal vs Beiwen Zhang (Malaysia)

Saina has won against Beiwen Zhang 24-22 18-21 21-19 in All England Open 2014.
Sindhu won against Okuhara 21-18 17-21 20-22 in Asia Youth Under 19 Championship 2012. Sindhu was top seed and Okuhara was 2nd seed then.
Srikanth lost to Tanongsak 16-21 12-21 in Syed Modi International India GPG 2012.

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