Swiss Open 2024: Sindhu, Sen, and Srikanth Lead The Indian Charge

The Indian contingent in the world of badminton showcased their remarkable prowess once again in the round of 32 at the prestigious Swiss Open Super 300 tournament held on Wednesday. The trio of PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen, and Kidambi Srikanth not only secured victories but also advanced to the pre-quarterfinals, marking a promising start to their campaign.

Swiss Open badminton 2024: PV Sindhu enters pre-quarterfinals
 PV Sindhu (Credit:

First up, PV Sindhu, the reigning titleholder from 2022, demonstrated her class on the court as she faced off against Thailand's Pornpicha Choeikeewong. With sheer determination and impeccable skill, Sindhu dominated the match, clinching a convincing victory with a scoreline of 21-12, 21-13. Her next challenge awaits in the form of Japan's Tomoka Miyazaki in the upcoming round, promising another thrilling encounter for fans worldwide.

Swiss Open 2024: All eyes on in-form Lakshya Sen as PV Sindhu looks to  rediscover form – Firstpost
Lakshya Sen (Credit: BWF)

Meanwhile, Lakshya Sen, a rising star in Indian badminton, showcased his resilience and tactical prowess in a hard-fought battle against Malaysia's Leong Jun Hao. Despite feeling fatigued from the intense matches he had endured over the past weeks, Sen exhibited remarkable composure and determination. After a grueling contest, Sen emerged victorious with a score of 21-19, 15-21, 21-11, setting the stage for an exhilarating journey ahead in the tournament. 

Not to be outdone, former world number one Kidambi Srikanth displayed his mastery on the court as he faced off against Wang Tzu Wei of Chinese Taipei. With precision shots and strategic play, Srikanth secured a notable victory with a scoreline of 21-17, 21-18, showcasing his intent to reclaim his position at the top of the badminton world. His next challenge looms large in the form of Malaysia's top seed, Lee Zii Jia, promising an enthralling encounter for fans eagerly anticipating high-quality badminton action. 

The dominance of Indian shuttlers extended beyond the singles category, with Kiran George and Priyanshu Rajawat delivering commendable performances in the men's singles event. Kiran George displayed his skills and determination as he emerged victorious against Takuma Obayashi of Japan with a scoreline of 21-18, 21-19, highlighting his potential to make significant strides in the tournament. 

Meanwhile, Priyanshu Rajawat caused a major upset by defeating the fourth-seeded Lee Cheuk Yiu of Hong Kong with a commanding performance, securing his spot in the second round and reaffirming the depth of talent in Indian badminton.

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Kidambi Srikanth (Credit:

In the women's doubles category, the Indian pairings of Tanisha Crasto and Ashwini Ponnappa, as well as Priya Konjengbam and Shruti Mishra, showcased their skills and determination on the court. Tanisha Crasto and Ashwini Ponnappa faced a tough challenge against Indonesia's Meilysa Trias Puspitasari and Rachel Allessya Rose but emerged victorious after a thrilling encounter, setting the stage for further success in the tournament. 

Similarly, Priya Konjengbam and Shruti Mishra displayed exceptional teamwork and resilience as they secured a notable victory against Chinese Taipei's Huang Yu-Hsun and Liang Ting Yu, highlighting the growing prowess of Indian shuttlers in the doubles category.

In the mixed doubles event, the Indian pairs of Sathish Kumar Karunakaran and Aadya Variyath, as well as B Sumeeth Reddy and N Sikki Reddy, showcased their skills and determination against formidable opponents. Sathish Kumar Karunakaran and Aadya Variyath displayed their tenacity and resolve as they secured a hard-fought victory against a Malaysian pair, while B Sumeeth Reddy and N Sikki Reddy progressed to the next round as their opponents retired in the first game, underscoring the depth of talent and potential for success in Indian badminton across various categories.

The Indian contingent's stellar performances at the Swiss Open Super 300 tournament underscored their determination, skill, and potential to compete at the highest levels of international badminton. With each victory, they continue to inspire fans worldwide and elevate the profile of Indian badminton on the global stage, setting the stage for further success and glory in the days to come.

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