Sai Praneeth: In the match between Praneeth and Momota, Praneeth started well by winning the first game 21-19, but the second game lost 14-21. In the third game, both the players got tough competition. Both players were at par with the 20-20 at one time in the third and final game. But then, after this, Momota finished the game and match 22-20 with two consecutive points.
In prestigious Singapore, Open Badminton Championship Sai Praneeth has already lost out in the round. In the first round of the tournament, Praneeth lost the match to World No. 1 Japan’s Canto Momota in the first round. Top seed Momota defeated Praneeth 19-21, 21-14, 22-20 in a confrontational match.
The Silver Medallists Rio Olympics will next play Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark. Later Saina too tamed another Indonesian in Yulia Yosephin Susanto 21-16, 21-11 to book her place in the next round.
Saina, who won a bronze in the 2012 London Olympics, will presently hope to retaliate for her initially round misfortune at Malaysia Open to Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochuwong when she faces her in the second round.
The pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy lost to qualifier .. Danny Bawa Chrisnanta and Kean Hean Loh of Singapore 13-21, .. 17-21. The mixed doubles pair of Saurabh Sharma and Anoushka Parikh .. too excited in the opening round after a 12-21, 12-21 defeat .. at the hands of third-seeded Thai pair of Dechapol Puavaranu .. and Sapsiree Taerattanachai.
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