Denmark Open: HS Prannoy storm into QFs; beats Lee Chong Wei

Denmark Open: HS Prannoy storm into QFs; beats Lee Chong Wei

In Badminton, India’s HS Prannoy stunned three-time Olympic silver medalist Lee Chong Wei last night to storm into the quarterfinals of Denmark Open Superseries Premier tournament at Odense.

The unseeded Indian outplayed the seventh seeded Malaysian, and won the Round-of-16 match, 21-17, 11-21, 21-19. It was Prannoy’s second successive victory over Lee.

World number 8 Kidambi Srikanth also progressed to the quarterfinals with a 21-13, 8-21, 21-18 win over South Korea’s Jeon Hyeok-jin.

In Women’s Singles, Saina Nehwal made it to the last-8 after beating Nitchaon Jindapol of Thailand, in straight games, 22-20, 21-13. It was Saina’s seventh victory over the Thai. Saina is the only Indian in Women’s Singles.

Olympic and World Championship Silver medalist PV Sindhu had made a shocking first round exit.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.