Swiss Open Badminton: Srikanth-Saina start with victory, Satwik-Chirag beat All England champions

Swiss Open Super 300 Badminton for India’s top shuttlers (BWF Swiss Open Badminton) The start has been good. From women’s singles to men’s singles and doubles, India’s leading players made it to the next round by winning their respective first round matches. Seventh-seeded Kidambi Srikanth on the first day of the tournament which begins in Basel on Wednesday 23 March. (Kidambi Srikanth) and Saina Nehwal (Saina Nehwal) started off with victories in men’s and women’s singles. In the men’s doubles, Chirag Shetty and Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy made a strong start by defeating Mohammad Shohibul Fikri and Bagas Moulana, who won the All England Championship 3 days ago.

B Sai Praneeth, one of India’s leading players in men’s singles, had to face defeat as he faced another experienced player from India, HS Prannoy. There was a tough fight between the two and Prannoy won 25-23, 21-17. Earlier in the tournament, India’s top seed Srikanth defeated Denmark’s Mads Kristofferson in straight games to enter the second round. He defeated the Danish opponent 21-16, 21-17. Apart from him, Parupalli Kashyap also started with good momentum and defeated Inogat Roy of France 21-17, 21-9.

easy win for saina

At the same time, India’s highest hopes in women’s singles are set on second seed PV Sindhu, but her match was to be held late at night according to Indian time. Apart from them, experienced player Saina Nehwal also had a big responsibility and she started well. London Olympics bronze medalist Saina defeated French player Yaelle Hoyau 21-8, 21-13. Apart from her, Ashmita Chaliha defeated Léonise Huet of France 19-21, 21-10, 21-11 in singles. On the other hand, Malvika Bansod had to face defeat. The 20-year-old Malvika, who reached the final of the Syed Modi International this year, was defeated by French’s Qi Xuefei 21-16, 21-17.

Big victory of satvik-chirag

The best result among Indian shuttlers came in men’s doubles, where third seeds Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy defeated Indonesia’s Mohd Shohibul Fikri and Bagas M 17-21, 21-11, 21-18. The Indonesian pair had won the prestigious tournament week All England Super 1000 title in Birmingham just three days back. On the other hand, in mixed doubles, Ashwini Ponnappa and Sumeeth Reddy lost the first match. While Trisa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand faced defeat in women’s doubles. The pair became the first Indian pair to reach the semi-finals of the All England.

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