Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Indian Open badminton 2011 - first day results

Update 27/4/2011:
If you are looking for Day2 results, you will find it at this link: Latest Day 2 results.
The article below lists all Day1 results
The Yonex Sunrise India Open Super Series-2011 badminton tournament got off to a start today at the Siri Fort complex at New Delhi in India. The Siri Fort complex is the same venue where CWG-Commonwealth games badminton matches had been hosted earlier.

On the first day of the Super Series tournament, the men's and women's singles qualifying rounds were played. Updates for the days results are as below. The main draw matches for all events is scheduled for tomorrow.

In the Women's singles qualifiers, the results went as more or less expected, with Indian former national badminton champions Sayali Gokhale, and Trupti Murgunde, and rising junior badminton star all made it to the main draw by winning both their qualifying round matches. Arundhati Pantawane, the National games champion this year, who recently also made it the semi-finals of the Polish Open however could not make it to the main draw. She was up against tough opponents from Hong Kong in both her rounds, and though she won her first match, she could not keep up the winning momentum, and lost in the second one.

In the men's singles qualfying rounds, top-seeded Aditya Elango could not make it past the first round against countrymate Oscar Bansal. Oscar in turn could not qualify for the main draw, as he could not get past HS Prannoy in the 2nd round. Sai Praneeth and Sourabh Verma won their 2nd round qualifying matches against opponents from Thailand and Malaysia respectively, while experienced Anup Shridhar dashed the hopes of N. Kidambi.

The India Open Super series badminton-2011 main draw matches are scheduled for tomorrow, and those results will be interesting to watch. Saina Nehwal is India's main hope in the singles, while the pair of Jwala-Ashwini is the main hope in the doubles. Saina is top-seeded in the women's singles, while Jwala-Ashwini are 8th seeded in the women's doubles. In the men's doubles Indian hopes mainly rest on the shoulders of Rupesh Kumar and Sanave Thomas.

1st qualifying round match scores and resultsSayali Gokhale [1] [IND] vs. [IND]  Tanvi Lad - 20-22 21-19 21-15
Lok Yan Poon [HKG]  vs. - [IND]  Saili Rane - 21-8 21-10
Arundhati Pantawane [IND] vs. - [HKG]  Ying Suet Tse [4] 21-19 14-21 22-20
Oscar Bansal [IND]  - [IND]  Aditya Elango [1] - 21-16 21-17
Suppanyu Avihingsanon [4] [THA]  - [IND]  Tanveer Gill - 21-12 21-12
Sourabh Verma [IND]  - [IND]  Nigel Dsa  21-15 21-17
Lok Yan Poon [HKG]  - [IND]  Arundhati Pantawane  21-17 14-21 21-13
Prannoy H.S. [IND]  - [IND]  Oscar Bansal  21-16 21-11
Mudra Dahinje [IND]  - [IND]  Mohita Sahdev  21-14 21-16
Anita Ohlan [IND]   - [IND]  Sanyogita Ghorpade  21-9 21-14
Neha Pandit [IND]  vs. - [SVK]  Monika Fasungova [2]  21-8 21-12
Sai Praneeth B. [IND]  - [IND]  Gupta Manish 21-5 21-7
Nandagopal K. [IND]  - [IND]  Rohan Castelino  14-21 21-13 21-15
Anup Sridhar [3] [IND]   - [IND]  Vikram Saini  21-14 21-8
Sayali Gokhale [1] [IND]  - [IND]  Mudra Dahinje  21-12 21-10
Sourabh Verma [IND]   - [MAS]  Chun Seang Tan [2]  21-12 20-22 21-12

2nd qualifying round scores and resultsTrupti Murgunde [3] [IND]  - [IND]  Dhanya Nair  21-18 21-5
Sindhu Pusarla Venkata [IND]   - [IND]  Thulasi P.C  21-18 21-15
Prannoy H.S. [IND]   - [IND]  Guaranshu Chopra  21-7 21-14
Chun Seang Tan [2] [MAS]   - [IND]  Nagendra T  21-9 21-11
Sindhu Pusarla Venkata [IND]  - [IND]  Neha Pandit  21-13 21-18
Trupti Murgunde [3] [IND]   - [IND]  Anita Ohlan  21-15 21-14
Sai Praneeth B. [IND]  - [THA]  Suppanyu Avihingsanon [4]  21-19 21-19
Anup Sridhar [3] [IND]   - [IND]  Nandagopal K.  21-14 25-23
Note: This is just a blog and while i try to be accurate, the information may still have some ommissions/errors. Refer to official sites for official information :)



  1. Its a great shame on that no Sports TV Channels telecast INDIAN OPEN BWF'2011 !

  2. Damn shame for the country that such a wonderful superseries event is not been telecast by any of the Sports TV Channels...not even by the poor doordarshan.....really pathetic....shame for all India.

  3. our players need to win major titles, and start dominating at world level. then hopefully people will start noticing.