Japan Open 2019: PV Sindhu, Sai Praneeth reach quarter-finals, HS Prannoy ousted

first_img Next Japan Open 2019: PV Sindhu, Sai Praneeth reach quarter-finals, HS Prannoy oustedJapan Open Super 750 tournament: While PV Sindhu, Sai Praneeth and the men’s doubles pairing of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty reached the quarter-finals, HS Prannoy was shown the exit door after a straight-game defeat to Rasmus Gemke of Denmark in the 2nd round on Thursday. advertisement Akshay Ramesh New DelhiJuly 25, 2019UPDATED: July 25, 2019 12:08 IST PV Sindhu needed 3 games to beat Aya Ohori of Japan on Thursday (Getty Images)HIGHLIGHTSPV Sindhu defeated Aya Ohori 11-21, 21-10, 21-13 to reach the quartersHS Prannoy suffered a straight-game defeat in the 2nd roundSai Praneeth to face Tommy Sugiarto in the quarter-finalIndia’s top-ranked shuttler PV Sindhu survived a stiff battle against her familiar foe and local shuttler Aya Ohori in the women’s singles 2nd round of Japan Open, BWF Super 750 tournament in Tokyo on Thursday.Sindhu, who had finished runner-up at Indonesia Open Super 1000 tournament last week, lost the opening game to unseeded Aya Ohori 21-11 before making a strong comeback to take the match 11-21, 21-10, 21-13 in 61 minutes.Sindhu had clinched a similar come-from-behind-win against Aya Ohori at last week’s Indonesia Open. The India shuttler came from behind after conceding the first game 21-11.Sindhu also extended her unbeaten record against Aya Ohori in on the tour as she has beaten her Japanese opponent 8 times in as many meetings. The three-game win at Indonesia Open was the first time Sindhu lost a game in 7 meetings to her lower-ranked opponent.Sindhu in Quarters!8th straight win against AyaOhori of . The top shuttler made a strong come back in the 2nd game to wrap the match 11-21,21-10,21-13. #IndiaontheRise pic.twitter.com/bggYzQBrIuBAI Media (@BAI_Media) July 25, 2019Notably, Sindhu has gone past the 2nd round at Japan Open for the first time in her career.Sindhu had been struggling for form early in the season but the World No. 5 has looked in fine form since returning from nearly a 2-month break for Indonesia Open. Sindhu was stopped in the final of the Super 1000 tournament in Jakarta by Akane Yamaguchi.Sindhu though has an opportunity to avenge the defeat as she may take on 4th seed Yamaguchi in Friday’s quarter-final at Japan Open.advertisementMeanwhile, World No. 23 B Sai Praneeth continued his good run in Tokyo with a comfortable straight-game win over local shuttler Kanta Tsuneyama. The Indian shuttler, who outclassed Kenta Nishimoto on Wednesday, will take on Indonesia’s Tommy Sugiarto in the quarter-final.Men’s doubles pairing of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty beat China’s Huang Kai Xiang and Liu Cheng 15-21, 21-11,21-19 to reach the last-eight round of Japan Open.Satwik & Chirag in QF!?????’s top doubles pair @satwiksairaj/@Shettychirag04 made a determined comeback in the second game against ????’s #HuangKaiXiang/#LiuCheng to wrap the game15-21, 21-11,21-19 and reach the quarter-finals of #JapanOpenSuper750.Keep Rising!#IndiaontheRise pic.twitter.com/5OWYYjomn6BAI Media (@BAI_Media) July 25, 2019HS Prannoy ousted in 2nd roundOn the other hand, HS Prannoy, who showed signs of return to form after beating 8th seed Kidambi Srikanth in the first-round, suffered a straight-game defeat to Denmark’s Rasmus Gemke. Prannoy was beaten 21-9, 21-15 in 49 minutes in his 2nd-round match on Thursday.Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Japan Open 2019Follow PV SindhuFollow Sai PraneethFollow HS PrannoyFollow Satwiksairaj RankireddyFollow Chirag Shettylast_img read more

Top UN political official updates Security Council on Iran nuclear deal

“On 8 May 2018, the United States announced its withdrawal from the agreement. The Secretary-General … believes that issues not directly related to the Plan should be addressed without prejudice to preserving the agreement and its accomplishments,” Rosemary A. DiCarlo, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, told the Security Council.“At the same time, the Secretary-General calls on Iran to consider carefully the concerns expressed by Member States about Iranian activities that are allegedly contrary to the restrictive measures contained in annex B,” she added.Annex B of Security Council resolution 2231, in which the Council endorsed the JCPOA, deals with the restrictions concerning Iran.The JCPOA – reached by Iran, China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, the US and the European Union – sets out rigorous mechanisms for monitoring restrictions placed on Iran’s nuclear programme, while paving the way for the lifting of UN sanctions against the country.In her briefing, Ms. DiCarlo updated the 15-member Council on the status of implementation of various JCPOA provisions, concerning nuclear verification, ballistic missile development and other armaments restrictions; as well as assets freezes, and travel bans.On the ballistic missile-related provisions, the UN official informed the Council that, since the last report, the Secretariat had been informed by Saudi authorities of “nine additional launches of ballistic missiles by the Houthis, which in their assessment were Iranian Qiam-1 missiles.”“The Secretariat assesses that the debris of the five missiles launched at Yanbu and Riyadh since July 2017 share key design features with the Iranian Qiam-1 ballistic missile,” she said, adding: “It is also our assessment that some component parts of the debris were manufactured in Iran.”She noted however, that at present, the Secretariat “is unable to determine whether such missiles, or parts thereof, or related technology, may have been transferred from Iran after 16 January 2016, the date when annex B provisions came into effect.”She also informed Council members of information received from Israel regarding the possible presence of an Iranian drone in Syria, which was reportedly downed after entering Israeli airspace in February.“The Secretariat did not have the opportunity to examine its debris, but images provided by Israeli authorities show that its wing configuration appears consistent with that of an Iranian drone unveiled in October 2016,” informed Ms. DiCarlo, adding that the Secretariat “has no information as to the owner and operator of those drones.” read more