Saina Nehwal wins first round match in All England Open Championships | Badminton News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal started her All England Open Championships marketing campaign with a straightforward straight-game win over Beatriz Corrales of Spain within the ladies’s singles on Wednesday.
Saina, who has been struggling for kind for a while, beat her Spanish opponent 21-17, 21-19 in her opening spherical match that lasted 38 minutes.
The 2012 London Olympics bronze medallist Indian, who had reached the ultimate right here in 2015, will face the winner of the primary spherical match between second seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan and Kristin Kuuba of Estonia within the second spherical.
In males’s singles, B Sai Praneeth misplaced to high seed and Olympic champion Viktor Axelsen 20-22, 11-21 within the first spherical match that lasted 48 minutes.
HS Prannoy went down preventing to final week’s German Open winner Thai participant Kunlavut Vitidsarn 15-21, 22-24 in 56 minutes whereas Sameer Verma additionally misplaced to Mark Caljouw of the Netherlands 18-21, 11-21 in a 41-minute opening match.
In males’s doubles, fifth seeded Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty beat Scottish pair of Alexander Dunn and Adam Corridor 21-17, 21-19 in 38 minutes.
However MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila misplaced 21-15, 12-21, 18-21 to second seed Indonesian pair of Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan.
The opposite Indian males’s doubles pair of Krishna Prasad Garaga and Vishnuvardhan Goud Panjala additionally suffered defeat by the hands of the German duo of Mark Lamfuss and Marvin Seidel 16-21, 19-21 in simply 37 minutes.
In ladies’s doubles, Treesa Jolly and Pullela Gayatri Gopichand made it to the second spherical with a 17-21, 22-20, 21-14 victory over the Thailand pair of Benyapa Aimsaard and Nuntakarn Aimsaard in a single hour and 7 minutes.

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