Thailand Open: PV Sindhu, Sai Praneeth Knocked Out In First Round


Bangkok: Indian shuttler PV Sindhu was knocked out of the Thailand Open 2021 on Tuesday after she lost to Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt in the first round.

Meanwhile, world number 13 Sai Praneeth also lost in straight sets (16-21, 10-21) to Thailand’s local hope Kantaphon Wangcharoen.

PV Sindhu suffered a shock defeat on her return to international badminton, losing in three games to Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt in the opening round of Thailand Open Super 1000 event here on today.

In men’s singles, Sai Praneeth suffered a straight-game loss in the contest against Thailand’s Kantaphon Wangcharoen on his return to competition.

Praneeth went down 16-21, 10-21 to the World No 15 Wangcharoen for only his second loss to the Thailand player.

Earlier in the day, the Indian mixed doubles pair of Satwik and Ashwini claimed a 21-11, 27-29, 21-16 win over the Indonesian pair of Hafiz Faizal and Gloria Widjaja.

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