PV Sindhu and Parupalli Kashyap entered the second round, while HS Prannoy, the men's doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa — in both the doubles and mixed doubles — lost in the Korea Open Superseries here yesterday.
Sindhu opened her campaign by beating Hong Kong's Cheung Ngan Yi 21-13, 21-8. Later, Kashyap defeated Chinese Taipei's Hsu Jen Hao 21-13, 21-16. Sourabh Verma lost his first round clash to Japanese Kenta Nishimoto 21-18, 13-21, 19-21. Sameer upset Thai eighth seed Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk 21-13, 21-23, 21-9.
Prannoy suffered a 17-21, 23-21, 14-21 defeat against Hong Kong's NG Ka Long Angus.
Satwik and Ashwini lost to Hong Kong's Tang Chun Man and Tse Ying Suet 18-21, 19-21. Ashwini suffered another loss in the women's doubles. She and N Sikki Reddy lost to Malaysians Fie Cho Soong and Jing Yi Tee 21-19, 13-21, 17-21.
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