Saina wins; Sindhu, Srikanth, Kashyap lose in Indonesia

Jakarta, June 18:
Three-time champion Saina Nehwal started her campaign on a positive note with a straight-game demolition of Thailand’s Porntip Buranaprasertsuk but it was early exit for P V Sindhu, K Srikanth and P Kashyap in the USD 750,000 BCA Indonesia Superseries Premier here today.
A winner of the tournament in 2009, 2010 and 2012, Saina continued her good run after showing glimpses of coming back to form during India’s Uber Cup campaign as she brushed aside World No. 9 Porntip 21-15 21-10 in the women’s singles competition to register her seventh win over her Thai opponent.
Olympic bronze medallist, Saina will next take on Scotland’s Kirsty Gilmour, who edged past Sayaka Takahashi of Japan 21-19 19-21 22-20 in another match.
World No. 10 Sindhu, however, failed to cross the opening hurdle as she lost 24-26 17-21 to third seed and Olympic silver medallist Yihan Wang of China in a 47-minute match.(PTI)


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