Australian Open Super Series: Saina Nehwal beats Sung Ji Hyun in straight games to enter second round

21 June 2017, 12:25 PM
 Saina Nehwal - File Photo
Saina Nehwal - File Photo

India's ace shuttler Saina Nehwal trounced Sung Ji Hyun in straight games to progress into round two of the Australian Open Super Series event on Wednesday.

Nehwal was in all conquering form against her Korean opponent sealing the match  21-10, 21-16 without breaking much sweat. Saina Nehwal produced some spectacular play from mid court which was instrumental in her clinical performance all through the match. Meanwhile Sung made a lot of errors at judging Saina Nehwal's drop shots.

Rio Olympic silver medalist PV Sindhu would be starting off her campaign against Indonesian Open Super Series winner Sayaka Sato.

In the men's section K Srikanth and progressed into the second round after registering easy wins in their opening round matches. It was curtains for Ajay Jayaram, Siril Verma and HS Prannoy who all suffered defeats in the tourney openers on Wednesday. 

First Published: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 12:19 PM
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