Friday, June 15, 2012

P. Kashyap shines at Indonesian Open-2012

World no.26 Parupalli Kashyap of India came up with one of the most remarkable performances of his badminton career as he defeated world no.3 and top seed Chen Long of China in the 2nd round of the men's singles at the ongoing Djarum Indonesia Open-2012 badminton tournament that is being held at Jakarta in Indonesia.
P.Kashyap overcame the challenge of Chen Long in two straight games defeating him by a score of 21-17 21-14.

The challenge of the other Indian badminton players in the men's singles event, Ajay Jayaram and Sourabh Verma came to an end, with Ajay losing in the 2nd round and Sourabh losing in the first.

Meanwhile in the women's singles event, Saina Nehwal had to struggle to get past qualifier Aprilla   Yuswandari of Indonesia in the second round. Saina defeated Aprilla 21-17 14-21 21-13 in three games. In the first round of the Indonesia Open-2012, Saina had defeated Sayaka Sato of Japan 21-12 14-21 21-17.

Saina now faces the tough challenge from World no.3 Shixian Wang of China in the next round of the Indonesian open.

The other Indian girl in the fray in the women's singles, P.V. Sindhu lost against experienced world no.7 player Juliane Schenk of Denmark in the second round. Sindhu lost by a score of 14-21, 14-21.

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