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2015 World Championships: Day One round-up

676   //    10 Aug 2015, 19:15 IST
Parupalli Kashyap got his campaign off to a winning start

India had pretty productive opening day of the Badminton World Championships as both the Men’s Singles players in contention- Parupalli Kashyap and Kidambi Srikanth registered straight games victories against Erik Meijs of Netherlands and Alex Yuwan Tjong if Brazil respectively.

The Women’s doubles pairing of Pradnya Gadre and Sikki Reddy earned a hard-fought victory over Isabel Herttrich and Birgit Michels while their male counterparts- Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar, also got their campaign off to a winning start- winning their first round match in 3 games. 

India, though, had to suffer disappointment in the mixed doubles category- as both pairs of Arun Vishnu and Aparna Balan and Tarun Kona and Sikki Reddy bowed out in the first round. 

Here’s the complete round-up of results:

No. Category Match Scoreline
1. Men’s Singles Parupalli Kashyap beat Erik Meijs 21-17 21-10
2. Men’s Singles HS Prannoy beat Alex Yuwan Tjong 21-12 21-16
3. Women’s Doubles Pradnya Gadre/Sikki Reddy beat Isabel Herttrich/Birgit Michels 16-21 21-15 21-14

Men’s Doubles

Pranav Jerry Chopra/Akshay Dewalkar beat Nikita Khakimov/Vasily Kuznetsov 17-21 21-11 21-11
5. Mixed Doubles Evgenij Dremin/Evgenia Dimova beat Aparna Balan/Arun Vishnu 21-18 10-21 24-22
6. Mixed Doubles Liao Min Chun/Chen Hsiao Huan beat Tarun Kona/Sikki Reddy 21-13 21-17