Top shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth scripted simple wins however Kiran George surprised HS Prannoy within the second spherical of the Orleans Masters Super 100 match right here on Wednesday.
Fourth-seeded Saina, who’s desperately looking for rating factors to make it to her fourth Olympics, took simply 21 minutes to crush Ireland’s Rachael Darragh 21-9 21-5 in a ladies’s singles opening spherical match and arrange a conflict with France’s Marie Batomene, ranked sixty fifth on the planet.
The London Olympics bronze medallist had pulled out of the opening spherical of All England Open Championships final week after struggling a thigh damage.
Top Indian male shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, seeded primary, entered the third spherical with a 21-15 21-10 win over compatriot Ajay Jayaram 21-15 21-10 in 25 minutes within the second spherical. He will subsequent meet Malaysia’s Cheam June Wei, who’s ranked 79 on the planet.
In the primary spherical, Srikanth had acquired a bye, whereas Ajay had prevailed 19-21 23-21 21-16 over fellow Indian Alap Mishra.
The 21-year-old Kiran, who had shocked Netherland’s All England semifinalist Mark Caljouw 13-21 21-18 22-20 in his first spherical match, produced yet one more gorgeous win as he knocked out former prime 10 participant Prannoy 13-21 21-16 23-21 in a 59-minute match.
The world No. 112 Indian will face France’s Brice Leverdez subsequent on Thursday.
Chirag Sen too made it to the third spherical after beating Indonesia’s Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo 21-13 21-12. He will sq. off towards third seed Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus of Denmark.
In the ladies’s singles, Ira Sharma, who was promoted to the principle draw from the ladies’s singles qualification, noticed off France’s Leonice Huet 12-21 21-14 21-17 and can conflict towards Bulgaria’s Mariya Mitsova.
Former Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap bowed out after dropping 7-21 17-21 to France’s Toma Junior Popov, whereas Ditlev Jaeger Holm of Denmark ended India’s BM Rahul Bharadwaj’s marketing campaign with a 21-15 21-19 win.
Mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy beat Austria’s Dominik Stipsits and Serena Au Yeong 21-7 21-18. The Indian duo will meet Denmark’s Niclas Nohr and Amalie Magelund subsequent.
Ashwini Ponnappa additionally mixed with Dhruv Kapila to get the higher of Bulgarian pair of Iliyan Stoynov and Hristomira Popovska 21-8 21-12. The Indian duo will face off towards England’s Callum Hemming and Victoria Williams on Thursday.
In different outcomes, Mithun Manjunath beat France’s Lucas Claerbout 21-14 21-10 however Subhankar Dey misplaced 17-21 13-21 to Denmark’s Ditlev Jaeger Holm within the opening spherical on Tuesday.