Saina Nehwal won the first game 21-17 against Kisona Selvaduray of Malaysia before losing the next two games with identical scores of 21-13.
Lakshya Sen notched up an upset 21-16 21-18 win over Anders Antonsen, a two-time medallist at BWF World Championships. But PV Sindhu lost her match.
PV Sindhu and Lakshya Sen are India’s biggest hopes at the All England Open Badminton Championships 2022. Check live streaming details of March 16-20 event.
In men's doubles, Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy stunned All England champs Muhammad Shohibul Fikri and Bagas Maulana.
2012 Olympic medallist Saina Nehwal and 2021 World Championships runner-up Kidambi Srikanth also notched up opening-round wins.
Meanwhile, Kidambi Srikanth and B Sai Praneeth dropped a place each to slip to 12th and 19th spot respectively in the men's singles chart.
Ranked 11th in the world, Lakshya Sen got a walkover against Chinese Lu Guang Zu in All England Open Badminton Championships 2022 quarterfinals.
A strong contingent will represent India at the All England Championships 2022. The prestigious badminton tournament starts Wednesday.
Pullela Gopichand, who guided Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu to Olympic medals, is expected to file his nomination for the post on Thursday.
Tamil actor Siddharth has been summoned by the Chennai Police over his controversial tweets against Indian ace shutter Saina Nehwal.
HS Prannoy registered straight-game win over his opponent Danylo Bosniuk in the first round match of men's singles competition. He will next meet compatriot...