India’s Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu Make Winning Start in Swiss Open 2014
By Shruthi SU | March 13, 2014 7:55 PM EST
World no.7 Saina Nehwal and no.9 PV Sindhu eased through their opening matches by winning in straight sets against their respective opponents in the Swiss Open 2014 women's singles.
Sixth seed Nehwal brushed aside qualifier Chisato Hoshi from Japan 21-12, 21-12 in 34 minutes to advance to the second round of the event. The two time champion will face Sashina Vignes Waran of France on Thursday.
Saina Nehwal eased past in her first round in Swiss Open 2014.
Seveth seed Sindhu, on the other hand, beat Sannatasah Saniru of Malaysia 21-18, 21-15. The 18-year-old will be up against Canada's Li Michelle in the next round.
Meanwhile, in the men's singles, India's star shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap and Anand Pawar made their way through to the third round.
Kashyap, the Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, needed just 33 minutes to defeat Germany's Lukas Schmidt 21-15, 21-14. He will face Beryno Jiann Tze Wong of Malaysia in the pre-quarterfinals.
If the third-seed Kashyap displayed subtle frailty, Pawar's performance was effortlessly impeccable as he overcame German Tobias Wadenka 21-11, 21-4 in just 24 minutes. And his next match against sixth seed Tien Chen Chou will tell if he can continue the good run.
However, young Kidambi Srikanth had to return from Basel after a disappointing opening round. Srikanth lost to Sweden's Henri Hurskainen 21-19 18-21 17-21, despite putting up a tough fight.
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