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Saina, Sindhu enter round two while others bow out of Malaysia SSP

THIRD SEED SAINA NEHWAL had an easy win over Thai shuttler Nitchaon Jindapol in straight games 21-16, 21-7 to enter round two of Malaysia Super Series Premier. On the other hand, PV Sindhu had to fight for a little longer, but she won the match in straight games over Chinese He Bingjiao 21-16, 21-17.

Saina will play Bae Yeon Ju of Korea in round two while Sindhu takes on seventh seed Sung Ji Hyun of Korea.

In the men's singles category, Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy and Ajay Jayaram went down against Boonsak Ponsana, Kento Momota and Hu Yun respectively. Srikanth lost 21-23, 21-9, 10-21 while Prannoy was defeated 19-21, 20-22.

Ajay lost in straight game 17-21, 14-21 while the doubles duo of Manu Attri/Sumeeth Reddy went down against Russian pair of Ivanov/Sozonov 11-21, 10-21.

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