China Open: PV Sindhu, Sai Praneeth advance to the second round

Last Updated: Sep 18 2019 15:28
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BADMINTON- World Champion PV Sindhu entered the second round of China Open on Wednesday with a 21-18 21-12 win over former Olympic gold-medallist Li Xuerui in just 34 minutes.

In men’s singles, world championship bronze medallist Sai Praneeth also advanced to second round after beating Thailand’s Suppanyu Avihingsanon 21-19 21-23 21-14.

Earlier, Saina Nehwal lost in her opening round to bow out of the tournament.