PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy Advance in All England Open Badminton Championships

Updated: 08 March 2017 21:58 IST

Sixth seed Sindhu eased past Danish Mette Poulsen with a 21-10, 21-11 victory in 29 minutes. In the second round, the Indian will meet Indonesian Dinar Dyah Ayustine, who moved past Danish qualifier Natalia Koch Rohde 21-19, 22-20.

PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy Advance in All England Open Badminton Championships
PV Sindhu beat Danish Mette Poulsen with a 21-10, 21-11 victory in 29 minutes. © PTI

P.V. Sindhu and H.S. Prannoy advanced to the second round of the All England Open Badminton Championships which began at the Barclaycard Arena on Wednesday.

Sixth seed Sindhu eased past Danish Mette Poulsen with a 21-10, 21-11 victory in 29 minutes. In the second round, the Indian will meet Indonesian Dinar Dyah Ayustine, who moved past Danish qualifier Natalia Koch Rohde 21-19, 22-20.

Prannoy defeated China's Qiao Bin 17-21, 22-20, 21-19 in an excruciating men's singles match that lasted an hour and 22 minutes.

India, however, fared badly in the doubles competitions. In the men's doubles category, Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy suffered a first-round exit at the hands of qualifiers Peter Briggs and Tom Wolfenden, who won 21-19, 10-21, 21-18 in 47 minutes.

There was also a huge upset in this category, with Danish second seeds Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen being stunned by Lu Kai and Zheng Siwei of China.

The women's doubles pair of Jakkampudi Meghana and Poorvisha S. Ram lost to Chinese Taipei's Hsu Ya Ching and Wu Ti Jung 19-21, 12-21 in 31 minutes.

Eighth seed Saina Nehwal will meet World No.11 and defending champion Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in the first round later in the day.

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Highlights
  • PV Sindhu and HS Prannoy advanced to the second round
  • Sixth seed Sindhu eased past Mette Poulsen with a 21-10, 21-11
  • Prannoy defeated China's Qiao Bin 17-21, 22-20, 21-19
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