Aparna Balan / Sruthi (IND) have pulled a upset and defeated higher seeded Hong Kong pair Wing Yung / Nga Ting (HON). They win the match 21-19; 7-21; 21-17. They become the first women's doubles pair from India to be through to the quarter finals.
Pranav Jerry Copra / Shivam Sharma continue their run in the tournament as they oust fellow compatriots Aniruddha / Vinay Kumar 21-15; 21-11. They are through to the quarter finals.
FINAL SCORE : Mia Blichfeldt (DEN) defeats Riya (IND) - 21-8; 17-21; 21-13. Blichfeldt makes no mistake as she takes the third set 21-13 and moves onto the quarter finals. Riya would have to make a mammoth comeback as Blichfeldt races into a 15-9 leads and is edging closer to a victory. The Dane opens up a 4 point lead as she heads into the break with a score of 11-7. Breakneck start to the third set as the scores are tied at 4-4. Nervous 5 minutes there, but Riya doesn't let her guard down and takes the second set 21-17. Game on. Riya's momentum has been halted for a bit as the Dane picks up 5 points and losing only 1 in the process as she tries bridge the gap. Riya leads 18-15. The momentum continues for Riya in this set and she races away post break into a 17-10 lead. The set is now hers to lose. Much better start to the second set by Riya. She leads the second set 11-8 going into the break. Would be a wonderful comeback if she manages to keep going at this pace. And Blichfeldt takes the first set 21-8 The Dane has had to little work over the course of 1st set as she topples Riya all over and leads 18-8. Over in Court no 3 Riya Mookerjee is taking on higher seed & World no 22 Blichfeldt from Denmark.
FINAL SCORE : Kashyap (IND) defeats Tanongsak (THA) - 21-11; 21-11. Kashyap wraps the second set comfortably and is through to the quarters. Kashyap picks up from where he left and is playing comfortable in the second. Goes into the break 11-3 in the second set. Kashyap takes the first set with ease with a scoreline of 21-11. Kashyap is having a easy run here and is hitting his shots with ease as he races on to 14-8 lead. Kashyap goes into the break leading 11-7 in the 1st set. Over in Court no 2 Kashyap is against Tanongsak from Thailand
FINAL SCORE : Sai Praneeth (IND) defeats Sameer Verma (IND) - 18-21; 16-21; 15-21 And there it is the winner. A perfect cross court smash places perfectly and beyond reach for Sameer. Takes the set 21-15 & scripts a memorable win over Sameer. Sai Praneeth comes back strongly. Misplaces a net drop then runs back to retrieve it, defends the inevitable smash, comes to centre and makes a diagonal smash to open a 4 point lead. Score 19-15 Excellent comeback from Sameer and has managed to keep the game afloat. Still trails Sai by 2. Score 15-17. Sai praneeth heads into the break with a healthy 4 point leads. Score 11-7 Flurry of errors from Sameer as Sai praneeth opens a 4 point lead and rises to 9-5 A tight start to the 3rd set as the score is tied at 5-5. Sai makes no mistake and wraps the second set 21-16 A disguised drop from Sai catches Sameer off guard as he reaches late to pick it up which is easily returned from the net beyond Sameer's reach as Sai goes into set point. A service fault from Sai praneeth is challenged by Sameer Verma. Challenge unsuccessful and Sai nears to close the 2nd set. A misplaced net drop gives Sameer the point as he trails Sai 16-17. A close game so far in the second as Sameer heads into the break with a 11-10 lead. Sameer Verma manages to come back strong & takes the first set 21-18 Sai Praneeth goes into the break leading the 1st set 11-9 Over in Court 1 Sameer Verma is currently up against Sai Praneeth.
Day 3 sees action from a lot of Indian players including top seeds as they battle in the Round of 16 to get through to the quarters.
7 singles players (2 WS + 6 MS) and 12 doubles teams from India qualified to the RO16 yesterday & will be battling it out today for a berth in the quarterfinals of the Yonex-Sunrise India Open 2019, an HSBC BWF World Tour Super 500 tournament
Top attractions are Sameer Verma who takes on fellow compatriot Sai Praneeth, Riya Mukherjee who takes on 8th seed Dane Mia Blichfeldt and Kashyap takes on Tanongsak from Thailand.Shubankar Dey will take on higher seed Wang Tzu Wei from Chinese Taipei, while Prannoy HS faces a tough battle in the form Jan O Jorgensen. Other notables are Srikanth who faces Lu Guangzu from China, while Sindhu takes on the world no 37 Deng Joy from Hong Kong.
Subhankar upsets 4th seed Sugiarto:Subhankar Dey produced the biggest upset of the Yonex-Sunrise India Open so far, knocking out fourth seed Indonesian Tommy Sugiarto. Unseeded Subhankar ranked 44th in the world, eked out a stunning 14-21 22-20 21-11 triumph over world number 9. Top Indian shuttlers through to the Next Round: PV Sindhu had an easy opener, Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy were made to work hard to win their first-round matches at the Yonex-Sunrise India Open 2019, an HSBC BWF World Tour Super 500 tournament, here on Wednesday. Sameer Verma, Sai Praneeth and Riya Mookerjee joined them in Round 2.