Yonex Sunrise India Open 2021 dates confirmed; to be held in Delhi

Yonex Sunrise India Open 2021 dates confirmed: Yonex Sunrise India Open Super 500 tournament will be held at KD Jadhav Hall, IG Stadium from 11-16 May according to Express Sports. Players / entourage / officials from Europe, UK, Middle East Countries, South Africa, and Brazil required to arrive in India on 3 May before 12 noon.

Players and officials will undergo 7 days quarantine after testing negative. They Will be allowed to practice from 5 May on practice courts. Players/entourage/officials from rest of world required to serve 4 day quarantine after arriving on 6 May.

Yonex Sunrise India Open: Big boost for India’s Tokyo Olympics hopes

The conduct of the tournament was in doubt earlier due to rising cases and challenges in implementing COVID-19 safety protocols. This tournament would be important as the performance would count for Tokyo Olympics Qualification and would be a big boost for the Indian shuttlers.

Orleans Masters Badminton: Saina Nehwal, Srikanth off to winning start, Kashyap makes early exit

Indian shuttlers are currently ensued in plying their trade at the ongoing Orleans Masters. Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth got off to a winning start at the ongoing Orleans Masters here on Wednesday.

Nehwal completely dominated Ireland’s Rachael Darragh to secure a commanding 21-9, 21-5 win. Saina had pulled out of the opening round of All England Open Championships last week after suffering a thigh injury.

Top Indian male shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, seeded number one, entered the third round with a 21-15 21-10 win over compatriot Ajay Jayaram 21-15 21-10 in 25 minutes.

In the first round, Srikanth had received a bye, while Ajay had prevailed 19-21 23-21 21-16 over fellow Indian Alap Mishra.

Mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy beat Austria’s Dominik Stipsits and Serena Au Yeong 21-7 21-18. The Indian duo will meet Denmark’s Niclas Nohr and Amalie Magelund next.

Ira Sharma, who was promoted to the main draw from the women’s singles qualification, saw off France’s Leonice Huet 12-21 21-14 21-17 and will square off against Bulgaria’s Mariya Mitsova.

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