Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth Post Contrasting Wins at World Badminton Championships
Both Saina Nehwal and Kidmabi Srikanth won their respective round of 16 matches but in completely different styles.
Saina Nehwal (Photo Credit: Twitter)
Basel: Saina Nehwal defeated Netherlands' Soraya de Visch Eijbergen in the second round of World Badminton Championship, here on Tuesday.
The eighth-seeded Indian defeated her Dutch opponent quite easily 21-10, 21-11, to book her place in the pre-quarterfinals.
Kidambi Srikanth though did not have such an easy road. He came back from behind to beat Misha Zilberman of Israel 13-21, 21-12, 21-16.
Round of 16 appearances confirmed!💪
India's 🇮🇳 @NSaina and @srikidambi are through to the pre-quarters of #BadmintonWorldChampionship2019 after beating their respective opponents. Way to go, guys! #IndiaontheRise #badminton pic.twitter.com/TkXz0EMp5j
— BAI Media (@BAI_Media) August 21, 2019
India's doubles campaign came to an end with Arjun M and Ramchandran Shlok's loss to the Chinese pair of Cheng Liu and Nan Zhang in the men's doubles in the second round. The Indian pair lost 14-21, 13-21.
Two-time national champions Manu Atri and B Sumeeth Reddy defeated Han Cheng Kai and Zhou Hao Dang 21-16, 21-19 in the second round.
Earlier, PV Sindhu outwitted Chinese Taipei's Pai Yu Po 21-14, 21-15 in a contest that lasted 43 minutes.
Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy, in the women's doubles event, lost to the Chinese 7th seeded pair of Yue Du and Yin Hui Li 20-22, 16-21.
Meanwhile, the Indian duo of Jakkapudi Meghana and Poorvisha S Ram lost 8-21, 18-21 to Shiho Tanaka and Koharu Yonemoto of Japan in the women's doubles competition.
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