Malaysia Masters: Prannoy dominates world No. 6 Chen Chow | Sports News

KUALA LUMPUR: Indian star PV Sindhu struggled to beat Denmark’s Line Kristoffersen in the opening women’s singles match, but HS Prannoy defeated world No. 6 Tien Chen in the men’s singles at the Malaysian Games.・He showed a great performance that surprised Chow (Chinese Taipei). Master will be here on Wednesday.

Sixth seed Sindhu defeated Kristoffersen 21-13, 17-21, 21-18 in an hour and two minutes to maintain her advantage over the world No. 33 Dane, who had lost four times previously. It took a lot of struggle. .

The two-time Olympic medalist and world No. 13 will next face Japan’s Aya Ohori.

After that, world No. 9 Prannoy lost to No. 6 Chow 16-21, 21-14, 21-13 in the first match, and decided to advance to the quarterfinals.

Prannoy will next face China’s Shi Feng Li.

Another Indian player who made it to the second round was Kidambi Srikanth, who defeated France’s Thomas Junior Popov 21-12, 21-16.

His next match will be against 8th seed Kunravut Vitidsaan of Thailand.

However, in the women’s singles, qualifiers Ashmita Chaliha, Aakarshi Kashyap and Malvika Bansod lost in straight sets and were eliminated in the opening match.

Ashmita lost to No. 4 seed Yue Han of China 17-21, 7-21, while Akarshi won 17-21, 12-21 over No. 1 seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan.

Malvika was no match for second-seeded Ji Yi Wang of China, losing 11-21, 13-21.

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