Swiss Open: PV Sindhu, Ashwini Ponnappa-N Sikki Reddy advances to second round; Arjun-Kapila crashes out

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Basel, Switzerland Updated: Mar 24, 2022, 04:20 PM(IST)

The two-time Olympic medallist Sindhu defeated Denmark's Line Hojmark Kjaersfeldt. Photograph:( AFP )

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PV Sindhu and women's doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy entered the second round while men's doubles pair of MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila lost in the opening round of the ongoing Swiss Open played here at St. Jakobshalle.

PV Sindhu and women's doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy entered the second round while men's doubles pair of MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila lost in the opening round of the ongoing Swiss Open played here at St. Jakobshalle.

The two-time Olympic medallist Sindhu defeated Denmark's Line Hojmark Kjaersfeldt 21-14, 21-12 to enter the second round of the women's singles. 

After a straight games victory, the Hyderabadi shuttler will now face Neslihan Yigit of China in the second round.

In women's doubles, the Indian pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy registered a comfortable straight games win against local pair of Aline Muller and Jenjira Stadelmann in the opening round.

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The sixth-seeded pair of Ponnappa-Reddy pair won the match 21-15 21-16 in a match that lasted for 35 minutes.

In men's doubles the Indian pair MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila lost to Indonesian pair of Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Ardianto 19-21 13-21.

The Indian pair was leading in the opening game but they squandered their advantage as the Indonesian pair took away the game from them while in the second game Arjun and Kapila were trailing right from the start and could never make a comeback losing the match in straight games.

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