The Indian shuttlers had a bad day on the first day of the Korean Open Super Series 2015 played at Korea just a few moments. In women’s section, PV Sindhu won a tough match while K Srikanth, P Kashyap, and HS Prannoy knocked out of the tournament. Ajay Jayaram won his first round match with Victor Axslen.
In the women’s section PV Sindhu took on R Inatonon. In the first both players started taking points and equaled at 5-5. The Indian led at the interval 11-10. After the interval, both players again took points and equaled at 19-19 but Sindhu managed to take the game point first and converting in the next attempt to take the first set 21-19. In the second game, both players took 4 out of the first 8 points before Inatonon took the lead for a 7-4 lead. Sindhu fought back to equal the score and then took a lead of 10-7. At the interval, Sindhu led 11-7. After the interval, Inatonon fought back and equaled the score at 15-15 and then Sindhu took 5 successive points for 20-15 lead but Inatonon came back and equaled the score at 20-20. Both players won 1 point each before Inatonon held her nerve and take the second game 23-21. In the deciding game, both players started to with winning alternate points and were equal at 7-7 before Sindhu put tremendous pressure and won the game 21-13.
In the men’s singles, Kashyap lost to Wei Nan of China in three sets. In the first set, Kashyap started dominating. At the interval, Kashyap led 11-7. After the interval, the Hong player tried but Kashyap won the first set 21-17. In the second game, Kashyap took a commanding 5-0 lead but Wei Nan came back into the match. At the interval, Kashyap led 11-10. After the interval, Wei Nan from 13-13 took 6 successive points to take second game 21-16. In the deciding game, both players equaled the score at 4-4 but Wei took points by putting pressure on the Indian. At the interval, Wei Nan led 11-9. After the interval, Wei Nan played some excellent badminton and took 3rd game 21-18.
K Srikanth too was knocked out in the first round as he lost in 3 sets 12-21, 21-13 and 17-21. HS Prannoy was too knocked out in the first round 21-18,19-21 and 17-21. Ajay Jayaram won his first round match against Axle in straight sets 21-15,21-15.