Indian shuttler B Sai Praneeth advanced to the men’s singles Round of 16 at the Orleans Masters 2022 Super 100 badminton tournament after beating Czech Republic’s Jan Louda at Orleans, France yesterday. Praneeth, World No.19 in the badminton world rankings, registered a comfortable 21-19, 21-12 win over Louda.
In women’s singles, India’s Anupama Upadhyaya and Ira Sharma both crossed their Round 2 hurdles. While Anupama beat Switzerland’s Jenjira Stadelmann 21-12, 21-18, world No. 91 Ira Sharma upset France’s Qi Xuefei 21-14, 21-17. However, Ashmita Chaliha was ousted by Indonesia’s Putri Kusuma Wardani, who won the contest 21-17, 19-21, 21-14. Meanwhile, Ishaan Bhatnagar and Tanisha Crasto registered a 21-8, 21-10 win over compatriots Ashith Surya and Swetaparna Panda.