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All England C'Ships: Sindhu through, Saina out in 1st round

By The Assam Tribune
All England CShips: Sindhu through, Saina out in 1st round

Birmingham, March 18: PV Sindhu went through to the second round of the All England Open Championship with a 21-11, 21-17 win over Malaysia's Soniia Cheah. Meanwhile, Saina Nehwal retired during her first-round match against Mia Blichfeldt when she was trailing 21-8, 10-4.

Meanwhile, Kidambi Srikanth lost to Ireland's Nhat Nguyen 21-11, 15-21, 21-12 in the first round.

HS Prannoy, Lakshya Sen, Sameer Verma and world championship bronze medallist B Sai Praneeth progressed to the second round in men's singles. Prannoy swept aside Malaysian Daren Lew 21-10, 21-10 but now faces the uphill task of playing Japanese world No.1 Kenton Momota in the second round on Thursday.

Lakshya Sen, meanwhile, beat Thailand's Kantaphon Wangcharoen 21-18, 21-12 while Praneeth beat France's Toma Popov 21-18, 22-20. Verma beat Brazil's Ygor Coelho 21-11, 21-19.

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty swept aside took just 19 minutes to beat Indo-English pair of Nikhar Garg and Aniruddha Mayekar 21-7, 21-10 in men's doubles.

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