Sai Praneeth, H.S. Prannoy advance to second round of BWF World Championships

In Badminton, India’s Sai Praneeth and H.S. Prannoy made convincing starts at the BWF World Championships to advance to the second round in Basel, Switzerland today. Praneeth ranked 19th, defeated 66th-ranked Jason Anthony Ho-Shue of Canada 21-17, 21-16.

In another men’s singles match, world number 30 Prannoy fought back to beat 93rd-ranked Eetu Heino of Finland 17-21, 
21-10, 21-11.

India got a favourable result in the women’s doubles also with Meghana Jakkampudi and S Poorvisha Ram getting past the Guatemala pairing of Diana Corleto Soto and Nikte Alejandra Sotomayor 21-10, 21-18 to enter the second round.

The other Indians in the fray, seventh seed Kidambi Srikanth and 10th seed Sameer Verma, play their first-round later today.

The Hindu

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