Fancied Sindhu in round two

Fancied Sindhu in round two

The 16-year-old Andhra girl, currently ranked 42nd in the world and seeded no 2 here, used her superior reach and good court craft to thrash Thu Huyen Le 21-11, 21-10.

There was an upset in the women’s singles Mudra Dhainje, an Air India player from Pune, ousted fifth seed Claudia Mayer of Austria 21-14, 21-16.

Among those entering the pre-quarterfinals along with Sindhu and Neha, who got past Indonesian qualifier I W Millicent 22-20 21-17, were defending champion and seventh seed PC Thulasi, 4th seed Arundhati Pantawane, 6th seed Aditi Mutatkar, 8th seed Sayali Gokhale, all from India, and third seed Chan TszKa of Hong Kong.

Results (all first round, Indians unless mentioned): Men’s singles: 1-Alamsyah Yunus (Ina) bt B Sai Praneeth 21-14, 21-18; HS Prannoy bt K Srikanth 16-21 21-13 21-15; 6-Sourabh Varma w/o Mohammadreza Kheradmandi (Iri); Goh Soon Huat (Mas) bt Rohit Yadav 21-16 21-18; 3-Arvind Bhat bt Dharma Alrie Guna (Ina) 21-4 21-12; Fang Yang Lim (Mas) bt Riyanto Subagja (Ina) 21-19 21-9; 8-Anup Sridhar bt Heri Setiawan (Brn) 21-13 21-16; Akshit Mahajan bt Jacob Malieka (SA) 21-15 21-16; Misbun Ramdan Mohmed Misbun (Mas) bt Aditya Mudra Dhainje 21-15 21-11; 5-Andre Kurniawan Tedjono (Ina) bt Manish Gupta 21-11 21-6; Shesar Hiren Rhustavito (Ina) bt K Nandagopal 12-21 21-19 21-18; 4-Anand Pawar (Ind) w/o Ali Shahhosseini (Iri); P Vinay Kumar Reddy bt Ha Anh Le (Vie) 21-14 11-5 (retd); Aditya Prakash w/o 7-Stanislav Pukhov (Rus); Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin (Mas) bt Sukamta Evert (Ina) 21-23, 21-14, 21-18; 2-RMV Gurusaidutt bt Muhd Syawal Mohd Ismail (Mas) 21-14, 21-10.

Women’s singles: Sarada Jasti w/o 1-Eriko Hirose (Jpn); Gayatri Vartak bt Swati Joon 21-3 21-1; 7-PC Thulasi bt Daya Elsa Jacob 21-12 21-18; Florah Sew Fong Ng (Mas) bt Saili Rane 4-1 (retd); 4-Arundhati Pantawane bt Thilini Jayasinghe (SL) 21-11 21-11; Li Lian Yang (Mas) bt Mohita Sahdev 21-14 21-11; 8-Sayali Gokhale bt Thi Trang Vu (Vie), 21-16 21-10; Jacqueline Rose Kunnath bt Anita Ohlan 21-19 21-16; Tanvi Lad bt Riya Pillai 21-5, 21-9; 6-Aditi Mutatkar bt Sin Er Ng (Mas) 21-17, 21-16; Sanyogita Ghorpade Renu Chandrika Hettiarachcige (SL) 19-21 21-18 21-11; 3-Chan Tsz Ka (HK) bt Poorvisha S Ram 21-5 21-7; Mudra Dhainje bt 5-Claudia Mayer (Aut) 21-14 21-16; 2-P V Sindhu bt Thu Huyen Le (Vie) 21-11 21-10; Neha Pandit bt Millicent I W (Ina) 22-20 21-17.

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