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French Open 2024: Sindhu-Srikanth started with victory in French Open, Prannoy was out in the first round – India TV Hindi

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Sindhu-Srikanth start with victory in French Open

French Open Badminton 2024: India’s experienced players PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth have started with a win in the French Open Super 750 badminton tournament. Both the players managed to win in their first round. But HS Prannoy is out in the first round itself.

PV Sindhu won the match after falling behind in the game

India’s experienced player PV Sindhu was successful in reaching the second round by eliminating the tough challenge of Canada’s Michelle Lee in the first round of women’s singles of the French Open Super 750 badminton tournament. Two-time Olympic medalist Sindhu was given a tough fight by Lee, who was previously ranked eighth in the world rankings, in a three-game match. Sindhu, however, managed to win 20-22, 22-20, 21-19 after trailing in the first game of the match that lasted one hour and 20 minutes.

Kidambi Srikanth’s strong victory

In men’s singles, Kidambi Srikanth registered a spectacular win over Chou Tien Chen of Chinese Taipei but HS Prannoy crashed out in the first round. This was Srikanth’s third win in seven matches against Chen for world number 24, who is working hard to qualify for the Paris Olympics. He won the match that lasted 66 minutes by 21-15, 20-22, 21-8. 2021 World Championship silver medalist Srikanth will face China’s 17th ranked world player Lu Guang Ju in the second round.

HS Prannoy lost against Lu Guang Ju

Guang ended the campaign of India’s HS Prannoy by defeating him 21-17, 21-17. Prannoy’s game against Guang Ju lacked consistency. He fell behind after taking the lead in the initial game. Prannoy once again made a comeback and took a lead of 11-8. After this, there was an interesting match between the two players in which Guang Ju leveled the score at 16-16 and then took advantage of Prannoy’s poor game and won the first game. Prannoy was lagging behind in the second game also. After initially trailing 0-3, he managed to make the score 6-6. During this period, he hit some brilliant smashes against Guang Ju. However, several times his shots went out of the court due to which the Chinese player took an 11-7 lead. Prannoy once again showed great spirit and equalized the score but Guang Ju did not give him a chance to take the lead. Guang Ju was close to victory with the score of 19-14 but Prannoy made the match interesting by scoring three consecutive points. Guang Ju delivered a powerful smash which hit Pranay on his head. With this score he won the match.

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