Posted on: October 17, 2013

Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap marched into the 2nd round of the Denmark Super Series Premier

By Antara Das

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Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap marched into the 2nd round of the Denmark Super Series Premier

Top shuttlers of India Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap plus two other Indian players marched into the second round of the Denmark Super Series Premier with contrasting victories in the opening round. Unfortunately, PV Sindhu bowed out of the tournament on Wednesday.
Defending champion Saina sneaked past Stefani Stoeva of Bulgaria by 1-16, 21-12. On the other side, in the women's singles competition, world number 10 PV Sindhu failed to overcome the first-round hurdle. World championship bronze medalist, Sindhu performed her best before losing by 19-21, 20-22 to Eriko Hirose of Japan in a 50-minute contention.
Meanwhile, in the men's singles, Kashyap crashed into the second round after ousting his rival Daren Liew of Malaysia midway at 11-4.
Subsequently, Jayaram overpowered eight seed Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand by 21-11 21-14. On the other hand, RMV Gurusaidutt marked a 21-17, 21-14 victory over Yun Hu of Hong Kong in other men's singles opening round matches.
In another match, men's doubles combo Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy B lost by 14-21 14-21 to the combination of Michael Fuchs and Johannes Schoettler of Germany in a 29-minute match.
Unfortunately, women's singles player Arundhati Pantawane exited from the first round following suffering a 17-21, 15-21 loss to top seed Xuerui Li of China.
Saina dominated the game with her smashes and net play to prevail over her Bulgarian opponent. The Indian commenced with a 3-0 lead and subsequently extended it to 11-6, before moving to 17-8. She ruled the opening game. In the second game, the Hyderabadi marched ahead with a 5-1 lead and further slowly and steadily proceeded forward to seal the victory.

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