Jayaram stuns No 7 in Japan

Ajay Jayaram stunned World No 7 Tien Minh Nguyen of Vietnam 21-18, 21-19 in the Japan Open yesterday.


Parupalli Kashyap also started with a win beating Denmark's Viktor Axelsen 19-21, 21-14, 21-14.

Fourth-seeded Saina Nehwal defeated  Thailand's Inthanon Ratchanok 21-17, 21-10 in the opening round of the women's singles.

The women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa beat Chinese Taipei's Hsin Yun Chang and Chia Wen Lai 21-8, 21-17.

Jwala and V Diju beat Japanese duo Shintaro Ikeda and Reiko Shiota 22-20, 21-15 in the mixed doubles.

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