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Sindhu, Praneeth enter 2nd round at Denmark Open

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ODENSE (DENMARK), Oct 15: World champion PV Sindhu made an impressive start to her campaign at the Denmark Open, claiming a straight-game win over Indonesia�s Gregoria Mariska Tunjung in the women�s singles competition here on Tuesday.

Fifth seed Sindhu, who had made early exits in China and Korea, got back her bearing as she overcame former World Junior champion Gregoria 22-20, 21-18 in 38 minutes to keep her 5-0 record intact against the Indonesian.

The Olympic silver medallist will now face Korea�s An Se Young next.

World Championships bronze medallist B Sai Praneeth also made it to the second round beating the legendary Lin Dan 21-14, 21-17 in a 35-minute opening round clash.

The Hyderabad shuttler is likely to meet World No. 1 and two-time world champion Kento Momota of Japan next. He had lost to Momota at the World Championships in Basel, Switzerland.

Thailand Open champions Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty also made a good start to their men�s doubles campaign, beating Korean pair of Kim Gi Jung and Lee Yong Dae 24-22, 21-11 in 39 minutes.

Former Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap, who had reached the semifinals at Korea Open, failed to cross the opening round after losing 13-21, 12-21 to Thailand�s Sitthikom Thammasin in the men�s singles. � PTI

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Sindhu, Praneeth enter 2nd round at Denmark Open

ODENSE (DENMARK), Oct 15: World champion PV Sindhu made an impressive start to her campaign at the Denmark Open, claiming a straight-game win over Indonesia�s Gregoria Mariska Tunjung in the women�s singles competition here on Tuesday.

Fifth seed Sindhu, who had made early exits in China and Korea, got back her bearing as she overcame former World Junior champion Gregoria 22-20, 21-18 in 38 minutes to keep her 5-0 record intact against the Indonesian.

The Olympic silver medallist will now face Korea�s An Se Young next.

World Championships bronze medallist B Sai Praneeth also made it to the second round beating the legendary Lin Dan 21-14, 21-17 in a 35-minute opening round clash.

The Hyderabad shuttler is likely to meet World No. 1 and two-time world champion Kento Momota of Japan next. He had lost to Momota at the World Championships in Basel, Switzerland.

Thailand Open champions Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty also made a good start to their men�s doubles campaign, beating Korean pair of Kim Gi Jung and Lee Yong Dae 24-22, 21-11 in 39 minutes.

Former Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap, who had reached the semifinals at Korea Open, failed to cross the opening round after losing 13-21, 12-21 to Thailand�s Sitthikom Thammasin in the men�s singles. � PTI

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