Singles stars PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth were knocked out of Korea Open 2023 by Pai Yu Po (Chinese Taipei) and Kento Momota respectively.
Priyanshu Rajawat and the mixed doubles pair of Rohan Kapoor and Sikki Reddy progressed by winning their matches early in the day.
HS Prannoy also got better of Julien Carraggi in the first round and moved to second round.
As it happened:
- 19 July 2023 7:01 AM GMT
Who would have seen this coming! PV Sindhu loses to Yu Po Pai of Chinese Taipei, the world rank 22 player. Sindhu said earlier this week her US Open loss has had a 'significant emotional impact'. The Korea Open first round exit so soon after that spells big trouble for India's top woman shuttler.
- 19 July 2023 6:50 AM GMT
A 21-10 win for Sindhu in the 2nd game, Yu Po Pai is facing the full wrath of the Indian.
Meanwhile, Ashmita is having a great match against Chen Yu Fei, but her unforced errors are letting her down again. Against a top quality opponent like this, that part of her game continues to let her down. She trails 10-18 in the second and seemingly final game.
- 19 July 2023 5:36 AM GMT
Rohan and Sikki move into the R16 after a straight games win. The first win of the day after Priyanshu early in the day.
Aakarshi Kashyap meanwhile loses in straight games to Zhang. 12-21, 17-21 the score of her match. Now, Malvika Bansod is taking the court against Tai Tzu Ying.
- 19 July 2023 5:03 AM GMT
Aakarshi has lost the first game and looks to be going down in straight games. This despite her early lead, which she could not hold on to.
Meanwhile, Rohan and Sikki are closing in on a win against their opponents from Philippines. Up 21-17, 19-17.