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  Sports   In Other sports  03 Apr 2019  Malaysian Open 2019: Sindhu, Kidambi races to second round

Malaysian Open 2019: Sindhu, Kidambi races to second round

PTI
Published : Apr 3, 2019, 5:09 pm IST
Updated : Apr 3, 2019, 5:11 pm IST

Olympic and world championship silver medallist Sindhu staved off a spirited challenge from Japanese Aya Ohori to record her 6th win.

India Open finalist Srikanth beat Indonesia's Ihsan Maulana Mustofa 21-18 21-16 in 38 minutes. (Photo: AP)
 India Open finalist Srikanth beat Indonesia's Ihsan Maulana Mustofa 21-18 21-16 in 38 minutes. (Photo: AP)

Kuala Lumpur: Top Indian shuttlers P V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth advanced to the second round of the Malaysian Open World Tour Super 750 tournament here on Wednesday.

Olympic and world championship silver medallist Sindhu staved off a spirited challenge from World no 20 Aya Ohori 22-20 21-12 to record her sixth win over the Japanese, while India Open finalist Srikanth beat Indonesia's Ihsan Maulana Mustofa 21-18 21-16 in 38 minutes.

 

Fifth seed Sindhu will now look to avenge her All England loss against Korea's Sung Ji Hyun, whom she faces next, while Srikanth will meet Thailand's Khosit Phetpradab Thursday.

HS Prannoy, who had reached the quarterfinals last week at New Delhi, however, bowed out after losing 12-21 21-16 21-14 to Sitthikom Thammasin of Thailand following a hard-fought battle.

With Sameer Verma too crashing out in the opening round, Srikanth is the only Indian in the fray in men's singles.

Men's doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy, who had entered the semifinals in India Open, also failed to cross the opening hurdle, going down 16-21 6-21 to seventh seeds Han Chengkai and Zhou Haodong of China.

 

In the women's singles match, World no 6 Sindhu fell back in the opening game after an initial 5-2 lead as Ohori jumped to a 12-7 advantage.

The Indian then clawed back, grabbing a slender 13-12 lead but the Japanese once again moved ahead to held a game point.

Sindhu then reeled off three points to secure the opening game.

In the second game, Sindhu changed her strategy and reduced her errors to zoom to a 12-5 lead and continued to surge ahead even as Ohori crumbled.

Tags: srikanth kidambi, pv sindhu, malaysian open, aya ohori
Location: Malaysia, Wilayah Persekutuan, Kuala Lumpur