Swiss Open: PV Sindhu marches into second round after win over Neslihan Yigit


New Delhi: In Badminton, Indian shuttler PV Sindhu got off to a winning start in the Swiss Open as she defeated Turkish Neslihan Yigit at Basel in Switzerland yesterday. Sindhu secured a 21-16, 21-19 win over Yigit in the match to progress to the second round.

Earlier, the Indian men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty outclassed Scottish pair Christopher Grimley and Matthew Grimley in the first round of the Swiss Open.

Rankiredddy and Chirag won the first set 21-18 but went down in the second essay as the Scottish pair fired an array of shots to diffuse the Indian attack.

The Indian pair in the third set took a lead early and then maintained a gap throughout the set to clinch the match comfortably 21-18, 19-21, 21-16.

Also, Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth defeated compatriot Sameer Verma in the first round of the ongoing Swiss Open at Basel today. Srikanth secured an 18-21, 21-18, 21-11 win over Verma to progress to the next round of the tournament.

However, HS Prannoy crashed out of the tournament after losing to Dutch player Mark Caljouw 21-19, 9-21, 21-17.