Lucknow, November 21: Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap notched up straightforward wins to make a constructive begin on the Syed Modi World Tour Tremendous 300 badminton right here on Wednesday (November 21).
Second seeded Saina, who had gained the Lucknow event thrice up to now, thrashed Mauritius’ Kate Foo Kune 21-10, 21-10 within the girls’s singles, whereas former Commonwealth Video games champion Kashyap disposed of Thailand’s Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk 21-14, 21-12 in a one-sided males’s singles match.
With PV Sindhu and Okay Srikanth pulling out of the event, Saina and Kashyap are main India’s problem within the event.
London Olympics bronze medallist Saina will face compatriot Amolika Singh Sisodiya subsequent, whereas Kashyap will meet Indonesia’s Firman Abdul Kholik.
Former Singapore Open champion B Sai Praneeth additionally crossed the lads’s singles opening hurdle, beating Russia’s Sergey Sirant 21-12 21-10. He’ll sq. off towards Shesar Hiren Rhustavito of Indonesia.
Subhankar Dey, who had claimed his maiden title at SaarLorLux Open, beat Sweden’s Felix Burestedt 21-15, 21-13 to arrange a conflict with Lu Guangzu of China.
Former nationwide champion Rituparna Das, seeded eighth, noticed off Russia’s Natalia Perminvova 21-19, 18-21, 21-10 and can face compatriot Shruti Mundada within the girls’s singles.
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa, seeded sixth, additionally notched up a 21-10 21-10 win over compatriots Krishna Prasad Garaga and Rutaparna Panda within the combined doubles opening spherical.
Amongst others, Prashi Joshi, Saili Rane, Riya Mookerjee, Pardeshi Shreyanshi, Reshma Karthik and Sai Uttejitha Rao Chukka additionally made it to the ladies’s singles second spherical.
Nonetheless, it was curtains for defending champions Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy as they crashed out within the combined doubles opening spherical.
Prime seeds Pranaav and Sikki misplaced 14-21 11-21 to China’s Ren Xiangyu and Zhou Chaomin in simply 31 minutes.
(With inputs from PTI)