Srikanth marches into second round of China Open

DN Bureau

Kidambi Srikanth crushed Lucas Corvee of France on the second day of the ongoing China Open.

Kidambi Srikanth (File Photo)
Kidambi Srikanth (File Photo)

Fuzhou: Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth crushed Lucas Corvee of France on the second day of the ongoing China Open by registering an easy 21-12, 21-16 win in men's singles match.

The world number nine hardly broke a sweat in the first set to end the game in his favour. As the game entered into the second set, the Frenchman tried to make a comeback. But Srikanth, while maintaining the momentum, showed the door to Corvee in a total of 34 minutes.

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In women's singles, Vaishnavi Reddy was stunned by Pornpawee Chochuwong of Thailand 12-21, 16-21, while in mixed doubles, Indian pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa lost to their Malaysian counterparts Goh Liu Ying and Chan Peng Soon 21-18, 19-21, 17-21.

Indian campaigner Prannoy Kumar is slated to play against Jonatan Christie of Indonesia in men's singles, while Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will face Mads Conrad-Petersen and Mads Pieler Kolding of Denmark later today. (ANI)

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