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B Sai Praneeth won the match 2-1 after a strong contest against Mithun Manjunath, Aakarshi Kashyap defeated Malvika Bansod 2-0.
A former World Championships bronze medallist, Praneeth, who has been struggling for form for the last one year, lost 21-17, 18-21, 13-21 to Satish Kumar to make another early exit from a tournament.
Praneeth defeated Cordon 21-8, 21-9, in a match that lasted for 26 minutes. The Indian shuttler dominated the proceedings in both the games and stormed into the second round
While Prannoy beat Malaysia’s Daren Liew, Praneeth and Sameer lost to Indonesia’s Anthony Sinisuka and Jonatan Christie respectively.
Orleans Masters: B Sai Praneeth bows out after straight games loss to Christo Popov; Anupama Upadhaya reaches last eight
Praneeth lost his pre-quarterfinal match of the Super 100 event 12-21 11-21 in 35 minutes. Upadhyaya, on the other hand, beat Lonice Huet of France 21-17 21-16.
Top seed Praneeth advanced to the men's singles third round with a straight game win over Czech Republic's Jan Louda at the Orleans Masters Super 100 badminton tournament on Wednesday.
Swiss Open: Kidambi Srikanth makes winning start; Chirag-Satwiksairaj pair stun All England champions
Srikanth defeated Mads Christophersen in straight games in the men's singles opening round. The Indian beat the Danish player 21-16, 21-17 in a match lasting 32 minutes.
Sai Praneeth, a 2017 Singapore Open champion, will take on Olympic champion Viktor Axelsen in his opening game at the All England Championships this week.
India Open 2022: PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth eye glory as Super 500 tournament begins amid COVID-19 spike
A lot of ranking points will be up for grabs at the $400,000 Super 500 tournament which is being held in the looming shadows of a raging third wave of the pandemic in the country with cases rising at a rapid speed, fuelled by the new Omicorn variant.
Another Indian player, double specialist Dhruv Rawat, also tested positive for the virus.
Sen says he will look to build on his rich vein of form and return with a maiden title when he begins the new season with a debut appearance at the India Open Super 500 in New Delhi on Tuesday.
While Sindhu will fancy her chances, retaining the title will still be much easier said than done as she still has to face the likes of ninth seeded Thai Pornpawee Chochuwong, top seed Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei and Korea's teen sensation An Seyoung.
Tough taskmaster Mulyo, who has coached Athens Olympic gold medallist Taufik Hidayat, had a brief stint in India and is credited for the success of men's singles players like Kidambi Srikanth, B Sai Praneeth and HS Prannoy in 2017.
The 2019 World Championship in Switzerland was Sindhu's last title.
A struggling Kidambi Srikanth was outplayed by his world number 2 opponent and Tokyo Olympics gold medallist Viktor Axelsen, who won the first match 21-12, 21-13 in 38 minutes.
It was a second straight 5-0 win for India, with the team having beaten the Netherlands by an identical margin on Sunday.
Sai Praneeth is desperate to get some wins under his belt to regain his confidence as he gears up for next week's Thomas Cup and Uber Cup Finals.
It was India's second consecutive defeat after losing the Sudirman Cup Group A opener to Thailand.
BAI also on Sunday named a 12-member Indian team for the Sudirman Cup, which is slated to take place from 26 September to 3 October in Finland.
The prestigious World Mixed Team Championship is scheduled to be held in Vantaa, Finland from 26 September to 3 October.