PV Sindhu beat Lynn Alexandra 21-9, 21-7 in straight set
Saina Nehwal also beat Indonesia's Yulia Yosephin 21-16, 21-11.
HS Pranav beat Brian Lavarde and Sameer Verma to beat Suphnu Aghingsson
Singapore. Indian shuttler PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal reached the second round of women's singles at the Singapore Badminton Open. On Wednesday, Sindhu beat Indonesian Lioni Alexandra Manaki 21-9, 21-7 in straight sets. In the match, Sindhu did not have to struggle much and the match ended in 27 minutes. Meanwhile, Saina, seeded sixth, also defeated Indonesia's Yulia Yosephin 21-16, 21-11.
Silver medalist PV Sindhu will face Denmark's Mia Blischfeld in the Rio Olympics. Bronze medalist Saina's next match at the 2012 London Olympics would be from the winner of the match between Mugdha Agre and Parnavavi Chochovong.
HS Pranav and Sameer Verma also in the pre-quarterfinals
HS Pranav and Sameer Verma also entered the pre-quarterfinals. In the men's singles, Prannoy has defeated world number 34 Brice Lavardez 11-21, 21-16, 21-18. However, Sameer entered the second round after beating world number 31 Suphnu Aghingsnon 21-14, 21-6.
Manu-B Sumit and Saurabh-Anoska are out in men's doubles
Men's doubles did not get good news for India. Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy lost out on the match. They beat Danny Bawa and Kean Heen 13-21, 17-21. Apart from these, Saurabh Sharma and Anushka Parekh also did not win their match. They defeated Thailand's Dachpol Puavranukrho and Sapsiri Torranchai 12-21, 12-21.