Australian Open Super Series: P Kashyap qualifies for main draw, sets up opening round clash against World No.1 Son Wan Ho

Updated On : 20 Jun , 2017 , 01:11 PM
P Kashyap - File Photo
P Kashyap - File Photo
New Delhi:

Commonwealth Games champion shuttler P Kashyap qualified for the main draw of the Australian Super Series after coming through qualifiers on the back of two successive wins. Kashyap set up a clash with World No. 1 Korean Son Wan Ho in the opening round of the main draw.

Kashyap, who is trying to comeback after losing a lot of time due to a series of injuries, saw off China's Zhao Junpeng 21-15 21-18 in the opening round before disposing IndonesiaSuper Series Premier runners-up Japan's Kazumasa Sakai 21-5 21-16 in the second men's singles match.

In the main draw, Indonesia Open champion K Srikanth will face Kan Chao Yu in the opening round after the shuttler from Chinese Taipei defeated Australia's Jacob Schueler 21-15 21-8and Chinese Taipei's Chun-Wei Chen 21-15 23-21.

HS Prannoy, who defeated Olympic silver medallist Lee Chong Wei and Rio gold medallist Chen Long in Indonesia Open last week, got a direct entry into the main draw and he willtake on England's Rajiv Ouseph.

Young Siril Verma also made it to the main draw after brushing aside Indonesia's Yehezkiel Fritz Mainaky 21-9 21-9 and then defeating compatriot Shreyansh Jaiswal 21-16 21-15.

In women's singles qualifying round, Ruthvika Shivani Gadde beat Australia's Sylvina Kurniawan 21-15 21-15 and then dumped another local player Ruwindi Serasinghe 21-9 21-7 tomake it to the main draw. Shivani will face China's Chen Xiaox on Tuesday. Top Indian shuttlers such as Saina Nehwal, P V Sindhu, Sai Praneeth will start their campaign on Wednesday. 

First Published : Tuesday, June 20, 2017 01:02 PM
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