Korea Open: P Kashyap reaches main draw of men's singles
In Seoul, Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap made a positive start to his campaign at the Korea Open Super Series, notching up back-to-back wins over Chinese Taipei's Lin Yu Shien and Kan Chao Yu to reach the main draw of the men's singles event on Tuesday. The London Olympics quarterfinalist will face Chinese Taipei's Hsu Jen Hao in the main draw.
In mixed doubles, S. Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa, who had some good performances at the Sudirman Cup, also advanced to the main draw after two successive wins.
The Indian duo defeated Germany's Peter and Olga Konon 21-12, 21-15 and then eked out a hard-fought 27-25, 21-17 win over Indonesia's Ronald and Annisa Saufika.