NEW DELHI: Indian pilot B Sai Praneeth was eliminated from the Danish Open on Wednesday after a three-game loss to Chinese Huang Yuxiang in the first round of the $7.75K tournament.
The Indian ranked 26th lost the 32nd round of the 21-12 tournament, 14-21, 15-21 against the Chinese number 34 world in 57 minutes.
Praneeth started the match aggressively and easily won the first game 21-12, but Yuxiang forced the match into the match by winning the second game 21-14. In doubles, Ashwini Ponappa and N Sikki Reddy went on to the second round of the women’s doubles with an easy 21-7 and 21-11 win over the American team consisting of Ariel Lee and Sydney Lee.
But these are the curtains for Meghanna Jakkampudi and S Ram Poorvisha, who lost 17-21, 11-21 against Swedish Emma Karlsson Emma and Johanna Magnusson.
The world number six, Kidambi Srikanth, faced legendary Lin Dan in the second round, after an easy win against Denmark’s Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus. Srikanth needed 35 minutes to defeat local Vittinghus 21-16, 21-10 in the first round.
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