first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Fuzhou: Indian ace Kidambi Srikanth progressed to the pre-quarterfinals with an easy victory but HS Prannoy exited after a straight-game loss in the opening round of the China Open World Tour Super 750 tournament here on Wednesday.Fifth seed Srikanth, ranked 9th, saw off France’s Lucas Corvee 21-12 21-16 in 35 minutes to set up a clash with Indonesia’s Tommy Sugiarto.ALSO READ | Lok Sabha Election 2019: Chandrababu Naidu to hold talks with Deve Gowda to seal dealIndia’s men’s doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy also entered the second round with a stunning 23-21 24-22 win over world no 6 Danish pair of Mads Conrad-Petersen and Mads Pieler Kolding in a 53-minute hard-fought clash.However, Prannoy lost 11-21 14-21 to Asian Games gold medallist Jonatan Christie of Indonesia in another men’s singles opener.There was more bad news in store for India as young Vaishnavi Reddy Jakka went down 12-21 16-21 to Pornpawee Chochuwong of Thailand in a women’s singles match.In the mixed doubles, the Indian duo of Satwiksairaj and Ashwini Ponnappa fought hard before losing 21-18 19-21 17-21 to seventh seeded Malaysian combination of Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying.ALSO READ | Kashmir capital freezes at sub-zero temperature, records coldest night of seasonOn way to his third win over world no 42 Corvee, Srikanth displayed good command over his game as he erased an initial 1-4 deficit to lead 11-7 at the break of the opening game. He then extended his stranglehold over his rival to pocket the game comfortably.In the second game, Corvee showed fighting spirit for a while as he moved neck and neck with Srikanth till 7-7. After that the Indian grabbed a 11-9 advantage at the interval and then kept increasing his lead to eventually shut the door on the French.On Tuesday, Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu entered the pre-quarterfinals. last_img

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