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Sindhu, Sai Praneeth, Saina bow out; Kashyap advances

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INCHEON, Sept 25: Parupalli Kashyap was the lone Indian to survive in the singles event after star shuttlers PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and B Sai Praneeth made first round exits at the Korea Open badminton tournament here on Wednesday.

Kashyap registered a comfortable 21-16, 21-16 win over Lu Chia Hung of Chinese Taipei in a men�s singles match that lasted 42 minutes.

The first round casualties for India included World Champion Sindhu, who bowed out of the tournament after going down 7-21, 24-22, 15-21 at the hands of USA�s Beiwen Zhang, Sai Praneeth and Saina � both retired hurt in their respective first round matches.

World Championships bronze-medallist Sai Praneeth was trailing 9-21, 7-11 when he conceded the match to fifth-seeded Anders Antonsen of Denmark due to an ankle injury.

London Olympic bronze medallist Saina was trailing 21-19, 18-21 and 1-8 against South Korea�s Kim Ga Eun when she was forced to retire.

Saina�s husband and personal coach Kashyap said she retired because of gastroenteritis problem. � PTI

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Sindhu, Sai Praneeth, Saina bow out; Kashyap advances

INCHEON, Sept 25: Parupalli Kashyap was the lone Indian to survive in the singles event after star shuttlers PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and B Sai Praneeth made first round exits at the Korea Open badminton tournament here on Wednesday.

Kashyap registered a comfortable 21-16, 21-16 win over Lu Chia Hung of Chinese Taipei in a men�s singles match that lasted 42 minutes.

The first round casualties for India included World Champion Sindhu, who bowed out of the tournament after going down 7-21, 24-22, 15-21 at the hands of USA�s Beiwen Zhang, Sai Praneeth and Saina � both retired hurt in their respective first round matches.

World Championships bronze-medallist Sai Praneeth was trailing 9-21, 7-11 when he conceded the match to fifth-seeded Anders Antonsen of Denmark due to an ankle injury.

London Olympic bronze medallist Saina was trailing 21-19, 18-21 and 1-8 against South Korea�s Kim Ga Eun when she was forced to retire.

Saina�s husband and personal coach Kashyap said she retired because of gastroenteritis problem. � PTI

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