India’s Kidambi Srikanth dished out a dominating show to outclass England’s Toby Penty in straight games in his opening-round match at the Denmark Open, which marked the resumption of international badminton after seven months.

The former world number one, who had claimed four Super Series titles in 2017, beat Toby 21-12, 21-18 in 37 minutes, as the sport finally got going after the long coronavirus-forced hiatus.

The fifth seed will face either fellow Indian Subhankar Dey or Canada’s Jason Anthony Ho-Shue in the next round.

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