PV Sindhu Advances in Singapore Open With First-Round Win

PV Sindhu Advances in Singapore Open With First-Round Win

On Wednesday, PV Sindhu and HS Prannoy reached the second round of the 2024 Singapore Open Super 750 competition. Viktor Axelsen defeated Lakshya Sen. Sindhu, who last won a BWF title in Singapore two years ago, recently finished second at the Malaysia Masters. She overcame Denmark’s Line Hojmark Kjaersfeldt 21-12, 22-20 in 44 minutes to advance to the second round, where she will face Carolina Marin of Spain, who has an 11-5 record against her.

Prannoy, the world number ten, defeated Belgium’s Julien Carraggi 21-9, 18-21, 21-9, and will next face Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto. Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand, who won bronze at the Commonwealth Games, defeated Cheng Yu-Pei and Sun Yu Hsing of Chinese Taipei 21-7, 21-14 in the women’s doubles event.

World No. 14 Lakshya Sen, who was scheduled to make his Olympic debut in Paris, lost against Axelsen 13-21, 21-16, 13-21 in 62 minutes. Kidambi Srikanth retired from his opening-round match against Japan’s fifth seed, Kodai Naraoka, with a knee injury after trailing 14-21, 3-11.

The Olympic-bound women’s pair Tanisha Crasto and Ashwini Ponnappa, the men’s pair Krishna Prasad Garage and Sai Pratheek K, and mixed doubles combo B Sumeeth Reddy and N Sikki Reddy all suffered defeats.