China Open: Srikanth Kidambi progresses to second round

World No.9, Srikanth Kidambi, beat France’s Lucas Corvee 21-12, 21-16, to move into the second round of the China Open badminton tournament. The ace shuttler took only 34 minutes to inflict the defeat.

Meanwhile, Vaishnavi Reddy lost to Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochuwong 12-21, 16-21. Prannoy Kumar will hope to continue India’s campaign when he takes on Jonatan Christie of Indonesia later today.