Thursday, July 14, 2022

With her victory over Malvika Bansod at the Singapore Open, Saina Nehwal ends a losing streak of three games


Saina Nehwal snaps three-match losing streak with win over Malvika Bansod in Singapore Open
NAGPUR: Former world No. 1 Saina Nehwal snapped her three-match series of failures when she got the better of youthful shuttler Malvika Bansod in the initial round of the Singapore Open Super 500 badminton competition on Wednesday.

Facing her object of worship for the subsequent time in profession, 20-year-old Malvika played decidedly and went into the break with 11-9 benefit while keeping a peripheral 18-16 lead in the primary game. As it would turn out, two near calamities conflicted with Malvika and Saina showed a tasteful strokes in the perishing stage to score five progressive focuses while heading to win the 17-minute first game 21-18.

Malvika carved out opportunity to conform to the float in the subsequent game and Saina scored eight unanswered focuses to take a colossal 10-3 benefit. She went into the break with a 11-6 lead. Malvika attempted to get back in the saddle, yet the accomplished Saina shut the second game with a seven-point pad, winning 21-14.

The London Olympics bronze medalist required 34 minutes to move beyond her young adversary and posted her most memorable triumph in the wake of losing in the initial round of three back to back competitions.

In January, Malvika turned into the second Indian to overcome Saina beginning around 2007.

Malvika's mentor Sanjay Mishra said, "It's generally hard to play against a senior, experienced player. However, Malvika needs to buckle down from here onward."

In a visit with TOI, Malvika said, "I have never played at this setting and as I was getting changed in accordance with the float, my bus was arriving out. I think my restricted experience playing in the float conflicted with me."

Mithun, Ashmita register dazzling successes

Mithun Manjunath and Ashmita Chaliha indented up staggering successes over their celebrated opponents to hoard the spotlight on the second day of the Singapore Open.

While Mithun scored a 21-17, 15-21, 21-18 win over countryman Kidambi Srikanth in men's singles, Ashmita stunned Thailand's reality No. 12 Busanan Ongbamrungphan 21-16, 21-11 in ladies' singles.

PV Sindhu and HS Prannoy additionally advanced to the subsequent round.

Sindhu beat Belgium world No. 36 Lianne Tan 21-15, 21-11 while Prannoy saw off Thailand's Sitthikom Thammasin 21-13, 21-16.

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