Kashyap sets up clash with World No 1

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 21 Jun 2017 09:52:49



COMMONWEALTH Games champion shuttler P Kashyap set up a clash with World No. 1 Korean Son Wan Ho in the main draw of the Australian Super Series here on Tuesday after coming through qualifiers with two wins on the trot.
In the main draw, Indonesia Open champion K Srikanth will face Kan Chao Yu in the opening round after the shuttler
from Chinese Taipei defeated Australia’s Jacob Schueler
21-15, 21-8 and Chinese Taipei’s Chun-Wei Chen 21-15 23-21. HS Prannoy, who defeated Olympic silver medallist Lee Chong Wei and Rio gold medallist Chen Long in Indonesia Open last week, got a direct entry into the main draw and
he will take on England’s Rajiv Ouseph.

Young Siril Verma also made it to the main draw after brushing aside Indonesia’s Yehezkiel Fritz Mainaky 21-9, 21-9 and then defeating compatriot Shreyansh Jaiswal 21-16, 21-15. In women’s singles qualifying round, Ruthvika Shivani Gadde beat Australia’s Sylvina Kurniawan 21-15, 21-15 and then dumped another local player Ruwindi Serasinghe 21-9, 21-7 to make it to the main draw.

Shivani will face China’s Chen Xiaoxin on Wedsnesday.
Top Indian shuttlers such as Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Sai Praneeth will start their campaign on Wednesday.