Kashyap, Saina win

Saina Nehwal opened her campaign at the Hong Kong Super with a 22-20 21-8 win over Aprilla Yuswandari of Indonesia to reach the second round of women's singles event. Pranaav Chopra and Siki Reddy N also reached the second round with a 21-19 21-15 victory over Phillip Chew and Jamie Subandhi of the USA in the mixed doubles competition.

In the men's event, Parupalli Kashyap showed nerves of steel as stunned world number 10 Jan Jorgensen of Denmark in an-edge-of-seat three setter to advance to the second round. Kashyap, who had reached the quarterfinals stage in London Olympics, won 24-22 20-22 22-20 in a marathon opening round match that lasted an hour and eight minutes.

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