Swiss Open 2022: Sumeeth Reddy-Ashwini Ponappa pair move to qualification 2nd round

The Indian pair of B Sumeeth Reddy and Ashwini Ponappa prevailed over the Denmark duo of Mads Vestergaard and Natasja P Anthonisen in a hard-fought match to advance to the second round of the mixed doubles qualifiers of the Swiss Open badminton tournament here on Tuesday.

The Indian pair won 18-21 21-16 21-17 in a qualification first round match that lasted 59 minutes. (File Photo)   -  PTI

The Indian pair of B Sumeeth Reddy and Ashwini Ponappa prevailed over the Denmark duo of Mads Vestergaard and Natasja P Anthonisen in a hard-fought match to advance to the second round of the mixed doubles qualifiers of the Swiss Open badminton tournament here on Tuesday.

The Indian pair won 18-21 21-16 21-17 in a qualification first round match that lasted 59 minutes.

But it was curtains for another Indian -- Sai Uttejitha Rao Chukka -- as she conceded a walkover to Selin Hubsch of Germany in the women's singles qualification first round.

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Most of the top Indian players, including P V Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and K Srikanth, are playing in the tournament.

World Championships bronze medallist Lakshya Sen has, however, withdrawn from the tournament after feeling exhausted following back-to-back final appearances at the German Open and All England Championships.

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