Indian shuttle superstars Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu made a positive begin to their crusade, coming to the second round of the USD 650,000 Denmark Open Super Series Premier today. World No. 1 Saina survived a panic before beating Busanan Ongbumrungphan of Thailand in women’s singles, Sindhu likewise progressed in the wake of beating Maria Febe Kusumastuti from Indonesia 21-13 21-11 where as Srikanth saw off countryman and Dutch Open champ Ajay Jayaram in men’s singles.
At the Japan Open for the current year 2012 champion Saina has beaten the Thai young lady however those outcomes mattered little as the two squared up in their first round of the tournament. Saina saw off Busanan 23-21 14 21-18 in the women’s singles match after the end of the tiresome challenge that kept going an hour and nine minutes. The World Championship silver medallist will next tackle 2012 French Open champion Minatsu Mitani (Japan). The India Open champion will next meet the match’s viktor between Tommy Sugiarto (Indonesia) and Sho Sasaki (Japan).
However World No 8 Parupalli Kashyap endured a 14-21 15-21 misfortune to two-time Olympic silver medallist and former World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei (Malaysia) to bow out of the tournament. In doubles, top Indian men’s pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy, who completed runners-up at Dutch Open a week ago, earned a 24-22 21-13 win over Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge (England). In the conclusion, Saina clutched a 6-2 lead however Busanan made up 6-6 and after that moved neck and neck with the Indian till 11-11. After the break, Saina changed wheel and ahead with a five-point burst at 13-12 to move to a 18-12 lead.