At the French open Super 75 badminton tournament PV, Sindhu and Lakshya Sen qualified the second round. It was curtains for Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth on a mixed day for Indian shuttlers at the French Open Super 750 badminton tournament.
PV Sindhu and Lakshya Sen sailed into the second round but it was curtains for Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth on a mixed day for Indian shuttlers at the French Open Super 750 badminton tournament here on Wednesday.
A double Olympic medallist, Sindhu, defeated Denmark’s Julie Dawall Jakobsen 21-15 21-18 in women’s singles. But while London Olympics bronze medallist Saina, who had suffered a groin injury at Uber Cup final, retired after lagging 11-21 2-9 against Sayaka Takahashi of Japan.
Sindhu, seeded third, will have a face off with another Dane Line Christophersen next. Lakshya had a good day in office as he defeated Ireland’s Nhat Nguyen 21-10 21-16 to set up a clash against Singapore’s Loh Kean Yew next in men’s singles.