New Delhi: Saina Nehwal has faced defeat in the Indian Open Badminton tournament. The only 20-year-old player of Bharti who defeated him is Malvika Bansod. Malvika defeated the Indian badminton player in straight sets. The match ended in just 34 minutes. In the women’s singles second round match, Malvika defeated Saina 21-17, 21-9 in successive games. Talking about the ranking, Saina is currently at number 25 in the world rankings. At the same time, Malavika’s rank is at 111th place.
Malvika did not give any chance to Saina Nehwal in the match. After winning the first set, she dominated Saina Nehwal in the next set. Malvika is a rising badminton star from Maharashtra. She has won state championships at under-13 and under-17 level. In 2018, she was selected in the Indian team for the World Junior Badminton tournament.
Talking about other matches, India’s Lakshya Sen has made it to the third round of men’s singles. He defeated Felix Burstad of Sweden 21-12, 21-15. In women’s singles, top seed PV Sindhu defeated Ira Sharma of India 21-10, 21-0.
In the men’s section, top seeds Kidambi Srikanth, doubles players Ashwini Ponnappa, Ritika Rahul Thakar, Trisa Jolly, Simon Aman Singh and Khushi Gupta withdrew after being found corona positive.
first published:Jan. 13, 2022, 5:22 p.m.