Thailand Open 2021: Saina Nehwal defeats Kisona Selvaduray in straight units, advances to Round 2

India star Saina Nehwal was at her greatest as she downed her Malaysian opponent Kisona Selvaduray in straight units to advance to the second spherical of Thailand Open.

Nehwal dominated the sport from the beginning and rushed off to take a 11-5 lead on the first break. After that, there was no wanting again as she wrapped up the primary set 21-15.

She started the second set with the identical vigour and was up 11-5 once more on the break. Selvaduray received just a few factors, however Saina accomplished the second set 21-15 as nicely.

This comes only a day after she was first reported to have examined constructive for Covid-19 in the bio-bubble in Bangkok, just for a clarification later by the BWF that stated that it was a false constructive.

“BWF and Badminton Affiliation of Thailand can affirm three of the 4 gamers who examined constructive for COVID-19 earlier in the present day on the Asian Leg of the HSBC BWF World Tour have been cleared to take their place in the draw.

“They’re confirmed as Saina Nehwal (India), HS Prannoy (India), and Jones Ralfy Jansen (Germany). The fourth participant, Adham Hatem Elgamal from Egypt, has been withdrawn,” the BWF stated in a press release.

Srikanth wins, Kashyap bows out

Earlier in the day, former World No.1 Kidambi Srikanth received his first spherical match in the Thailand Open after imposing a straight video games thrashing on Indian opponent Sourabh Verma. With 9 consecutive factors in the first recreation, Srikanth received 21-12 and adopted it up with 21-11 in the 2nd recreation, whereby he scored 10 consecutive factors. Srikanth accomplished his thrashing of Verma in 31 minutes recreation time.

India males’s doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy foughtback after dropping a tightly contested first set and received over the South Korean pair Kim Gi Jung and Lee Yong Dae 19-21, 21-16, 21-14 in 1 hour and 6 minutes.

Within the combined doubles class, N. Sikki Reddy and Sumeeth Reddy B. misplaced to Chung Man Tang and Yong Suet Tse 20-22, 17-21 in straight units.

India ace badminton champion Parupalli Kashyap bowed out of the event after retiring harm in the third set, in his opening spherical match towards Canadian Jason Anthony.

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