Orleans Masters: Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth advance to quarter-finals; Chirag Sen bows out
Saina prevailed over Marie Batomene within the girls’s singles second spherical, whereas Srikkanth beat Cheam Jun Wei 21-17 22-20 in a males’s singles third spherical match
Paris: Prime Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikkanth superior to the quarter-finals of the Orleans Masters badminton match after defeating their respective opponents in girls’s and males’s singles in Paris on Thursday.
London Olympics bronze medallist Saina prevailed over France’s Marie Batomene within the girls’s singles second spherical, whereas the top-seeded Srikkanth beat Cheam Jun Wei of Malaysia 21-17 22-20 in a males’s singles third spherical match.
Operating towards time to make it to her fourth Olympics, Saina recovered from the opening recreation reversal to see off world No 65 Marie 18-21 21-15 21-10 in a 51-minute conflict within the Tremendous 100 occasion, which is a part of BWF’s revised Olympic qualification interval.
The fourth-seeded Indian, who had pulled out of final week’s All England Championships because of a thigh damage, will face Malaysia’s Iris Wang subsequent.
Srikkanth took 46 minutes to beat his Malaysian opponent. He’ll face both Toma Junior Popov of France or qualifier Philip Illum Klindt of Denmark within the last-eight stage.
Chirag Sen, nevertheless, misplaced his males’s singles match to Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus of Denmark 21-14 9-21 17-21.
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Ira Sharma, ranked 162, additionally made it to the quarter-finals after beating Bulgaria’s world No 71 Mariya Mitsova 21-18 21-13 in 32 minutes. The 21-year-old Indian is more likely to conflict towards Denmark’s Line Christophersen subsequent.
The seventh-seeded males’s doubles pair of MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila additionally progressed to the quarter-finals with a 21-11 21-12 win over the English duo of Rory Easton and Zach Russ. The Indians face one other English pair of Callum Hemming and Steven Stallwood within the last-eight stage.
Kapila then paired with Ashwini Ponnappa to beat the English blended doubles duo of Callum Hemming and Victoria Williams 21-12 21-18 and enter the quarter-finals.
One other Indian males’s doubles pair of Krishna Prasad Garaga and Vishnu Vardhan Goud Panjala beat the Danish duo of Kristian Hoholdt Kramer and Marcus Rindsh 21-7 21-13 to achieve the quarter-finals stage.
On Wednesday, Commonwealth Video games bronze medallists Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy, seeded eighth, scraped previous the Denmark duo of Amalie Magelund and Freja Ravn 21-9 17-21 21-19 in girls’s doubles.
Nonetheless, Mithun Manjunath went down preventing 21-23 21-9 22-24 to Germany’s Kai Schaefer in a gruelling contest.
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