Malaysia Open: PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth advance to second round

WION Web Team
Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Published: Apr 03, 2019, 06:14 PM(IST)

File photo of PV Sindhu (L) and Kidambi Srikanth. Photograph:( PTI )

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Sindhu faced a stiff challenge from World no 20 Aya Ohori but surpassed her performance 22-20 21-12 to record her sixth win over the Japanese.

Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth advanced to the second round of the Malaysian Open tournament in Kuala Lumpur, on Wednesday.
 
Sindhu faced a stiff challenge from World no 20 Aya Ohori but surpassed her performance 22-20 21-12 to record her sixth win over the Japanese.

Meanwhile, Srikanth defeated Indonesia’s Ihsan Maulana Mustofa 21-18 21-16 in nearly 38 minutes.

Fifth seed Sindhu will next face Korea’s Sung Ji Hyun, while Srikanth will lock horns with Thailand’s Khosit Phetpradab on Thursday.

HS Prannoy, who had reached the quarterfinals last week in New Delhi, however, bowed out after losing 12-21 21-16 21-14 to Sitthikom Thammasin of Thailand following a hard-fought battle.

With Sameer Verma too crashing out in the opening round, Srikanth is the only Indian in the fray in men’s singles.

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