Badminton: Saina Nehwal's amazing in the world championship, won 1 match, passed 2 rounds
Saina Nehwal will not have to play the second round match as her opponent Najomi Okuhara is injured and hence Saina has got a bye.
London Olympic bronze medalist Saina Nehwal, who arrived with Indian responsibility in the World Championships, has made a great start to this tournament. They have won their first round match on Tuesday. PV Sindhu is not playing in this tournament, so Saina's responsibility has increased. Saina Nehwal made a stellar start to her campaign at the BWF World Badminton Championships by registering a straight game win over Hong Kong's Cheung Ngan Yi. Saina defeated Ngan Yi 21-19, 21-9 in 38 minutes in the first round match.
The 32-year-old, who has won silver and bronze medals at the World Championships, has advanced to the pre-quarterfinals as her second-round rival Nazomi Okuhara withdrew from the tournament due to an injury. This gave Saina a bye.
Here's Saina's match
Saina had hinted at regaining her form during her victory over China's Hee Bingjiao at the Singapore Open. The Hyderabad player presented a great example of her spirit on Tuesday as well. He took a 12-11 lead against Ngan Yi in the first game after going 4-7. Saina faced a tough challenge for a point each but she maintained her lead. After this the score reached level at 19-19. However, after this, the Indian player won the first game by scoring two consecutive points.
Saina took a more aggressive approach in the second game and in the meantime Ngan Yi also struggled. Saina had taken an 11-6 lead till the interval. Even after this, he won this game and match by maintaining his lead.
- Indian women's doubles pair of Trisa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand also started their campaign with a win. The Indian pair didn't have much trouble to beat Malaysia's Yen Yuan Lo and Valerie Seo 21-11 21-13.
- The women's pair of Ashwini Bhat and Shikha Gautam also advanced to the second round after beating Italy's Martina Corsini and Judith Maier 21-8, 21-14 in 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, the mixed doubles pair of Venkat Gaurav Prasad and Juhi Devgan suffered a defeat. The Indian pair lost 10-21, 21-23 to Gregory Myers and Jenny Moore of England.
- Men's doubles pair of Krishna Prasad Garaga and Vishnuvardhan Goud Panjala also bowed out of the tournament after losing 14-21, 18-21 to France's Fabian Delreau and William Villegar.
- Tanisha Crasto and Ishaan Bhatnagar also lost 14-21, 17-21 in mixed doubles to the 14th seeded pair of Supak Jomkoh and Supisara Pawsampran of Thailand.