Singapore Open 2023: Priyanshu stuns Kanta Tsuneyama and qualified for the Round of 16

Priyanshu Rajawat got the better of Kanta Tsuneyama in straight 2 games 21-12,21-15 to qualify for the Round of 16 of Singapore Open 2023.

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Singapore Open 2023 | Singapore Open 2023: Priyanshu stuns Kanta Tsuneyama and qualified for the Round of 16 | Sportz Point

Orleans Masters champion Priyanshu Rajawat started his Singapore Open 2023 campaign with a brilliant win over world no. 15 Kanta Tsuneyama of Japan in straight games 21-12, 21-15. Priyanshu was brilliant with his attacks and well deservedly so, he booked the ticket for the Round of 16. He will face Japan's Kodai Naraoka, who defeated Prannoy in straight games 21-15, 21-19.

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P.V. Sindhu and H.S. Prannoy lost their first-round matches at the Singapore Open 2023 on Tuesday. Sindhu's match against Japan's Akane Yamaguchi went to three games with Sindhu failing to stage a comeback after losing the second game. She lost 21-18, 19-21, and 17-21 to the Japanese in a match that went on for an hour. Shortly after, Lakshya Sen also went down to Taiwan's Chou Tien-Chen, despite winning the first game. He lost 21-18, 17-21, 13-21 in a match that went on for an hour and nine minutes.

In other women's singles matches, both Saina Nehwal and Aakarshi Kashyap bow out of the tournament from the first round. In other Men's matches, Kidambi Srikanth and the doubles pair of MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila entered the second round.

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