PV Sindhu has reached the second round.© AFP
PV Sindhu, a two-time Olympic medalist, was forced to work hard by China’s Bing Jiao before winning the preliminary round of the Malaysia Masters here on Wednesday. Seventh seed Sindhu took about an hour to beat Bang Jiao 21-13 17-21 21-15 and advance to the second round. With the win, world number seven Sindhu avenged its first-round knockout of the Indonesian Open Super 1000 last month when Bing Jiao defeated it in straight games. Sugar is still 10-9 ahead of the head.
In the men’s singles, B Sai Praneeth and Propley Kashyap advanced to the second round with contradictory victories.
HS Pranay also started his campaign in the ongoing Malaysia Masters 2022, defeating Bryce Leverage of France in the first round of the men’s singles category.
Playing on Court 2, Pranay won the match 21-19, 21-14. Pranay dominated the entire match, defeating his French rival in two consecutive games in 42 minutes.
While Verma struggled against Kevin Cardin to secure an easy 21-8 21-9 win over Guatemala in less than half an hour, Kashyap bounced back from a game deficit to beat local favorite Tommy Sugiarto. Defeated 16-21 21-. 16 21-16.
Verma will face Li Shifeng in the pre-quarterfinals.
However, it was the end of the road for Samir Verma, who lost to fourth-seeded Chinese Taipei shuttler Cho Tian Chen 21-10 12-21 14-21.
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