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India’s shuttler PV Sindhu defeated Thailand’s world number 10 player Pornpawi Chochuwong. With this win, he secured his place in the second round of the Malaysia Open tournament in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday. On the other hand, India’s legendary player Saina Nehwal had to face defeat in the first round. Saina was ruled out of the tournament with this defeat.
Sindhu won against Pornpawee in straight games, but it was a difficult match for her. Pornpawee constantly harassed him. Seventh seed Sindhu defeated Chochuwong 21-13, 21-17. The Indian got off to a great start in the first game. Pornpawee made a comeback in the second game, but was unsuccessful.
Meanwhile, it was a bad day for 2012 London Olympics bronze medalist Saina Nehwal. He lost against American Iris Wang in 37 minutes. Wang won the match 21-11, 21-17. In mixed doubles, India’s pair of B Sumeeth Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa could not progress. The Netherlands pair of Robin Tebeling and Selena Pike defeated the Indian pair 21-15, 19-21 and 21-17 in 52 minutes.
Earlier on Tuesday, India’s HS Prannoy started with a win in the men’s singles category. On the other hand, Sai Praneeth and Sameer Verma had to face defeat. Prannoy started his campaign with a win over local player Lev Darien. He won the match 21-14, 17-21, 21-18.