Saina Nehwal beat Germany’s Yvonne Li 21-16, 21-14. © AFP
Kidambi Srikanth on Wednesday beat compatriot Shubhankar Dey 23-21, 21-18 to undergo to the second spherical of the Barcelona Spain Masters Tremendous 300. It’s the first win within the final 4 tournaments for the previous world primary. Srikanth will now face yet one more compatriot in Ajay Jayaram as he races towards time to safe qualification to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by enhancing his world rating.
Earlier, Saina Nehwal, who like Srikanth is trying to enhance her rating to qualify for the Olympics superior to the ladies’s singles second spherical in Barcelona whereas Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Sikki N Reddy additionally recorded victories of their combined doubles first spherical match.
Saina beat Germany’s Yvonne Li 21-16, 21-14 whereas Pranaav and Reddy prevailed over Denmark’s Mathias Christiansen and Alexandra Boje 10-21, 21-16, 21-17.
However HS Prannoy suffered a defeat by the hands of Malaysian Daren Liew 18-21, 15-21 to bow out of the meet.