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Sindhu, Saina, Srikanth sail into second round

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SINGAPORE, April 10: Star Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth eased into the second round of the USD 355,000 Singapore Open with straight-game wins over their respective rivals in the singles event here on Wednesday.

Taking the court first, Sindhu, seeded fourth, took just 27 minutes to get the better of Indonesia�s Lyanny Alessandra Mainaky 21-9, 21-7 in a one-sided match.

The Rio Olympics silver-medallist will next play Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark.

Later, sixth seed Saina too tamed another Indonesian in Yulia Yosephin Susanto 21-16, 21-11, to book her place in the next round. Saina, who won a bronze in the 2012 London Olympics, will next look to avenge her first-round loss at Malaysia Open to Thailand�s Pornpawee Chochuwong when she faces her in the second round.

Chochuwong beat young Indian Mugdha Agrey 21-6, 21-8 in another match.

Sixth seed Kidambi Srikanth, who had reached the finals at India Open, defeated Thailand�s Sitthikom Thammasin 21-17, 21-18 in a 41-minute match. He will next lock horns with Denmark�s Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus.

2014 Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap, who had reached the semifinals of the India Open last month, continued his good run with a 21-19, 21-14 win over World No. 28 Rasmus Gemke of Denmark 21-19, 21-14 to set up a clash with Olympic champion Chen Long of China. � PTI

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Sindhu, Saina, Srikanth sail into second round

SINGAPORE, April 10: Star Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth eased into the second round of the USD 355,000 Singapore Open with straight-game wins over their respective rivals in the singles event here on Wednesday.

Taking the court first, Sindhu, seeded fourth, took just 27 minutes to get the better of Indonesia�s Lyanny Alessandra Mainaky 21-9, 21-7 in a one-sided match.

The Rio Olympics silver-medallist will next play Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark.

Later, sixth seed Saina too tamed another Indonesian in Yulia Yosephin Susanto 21-16, 21-11, to book her place in the next round. Saina, who won a bronze in the 2012 London Olympics, will next look to avenge her first-round loss at Malaysia Open to Thailand�s Pornpawee Chochuwong when she faces her in the second round.

Chochuwong beat young Indian Mugdha Agrey 21-6, 21-8 in another match.

Sixth seed Kidambi Srikanth, who had reached the finals at India Open, defeated Thailand�s Sitthikom Thammasin 21-17, 21-18 in a 41-minute match. He will next lock horns with Denmark�s Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus.

2014 Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap, who had reached the semifinals of the India Open last month, continued his good run with a 21-19, 21-14 win over World No. 28 Rasmus Gemke of Denmark 21-19, 21-14 to set up a clash with Olympic champion Chen Long of China. � PTI

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