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BWF World Championships: Sai Praneeth knocked out, Kidambi Srikanth wins first round match


BWF World Championships: Kidambi Srikanth advances to second round© AFP

Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth started his BWF World Championships campaign with a win, but Sai Praneeth had to face a defeat as India’s charge is ongoing on Sunday. Srikanth defeated Pablo Abian of Spain in straight sets (21-12, 21-16) in 36 minutes to clinch the match. On the other hand, Sai Praneeth started the game on a high (21-17), but lost the next two sets (7-21, 18-21) to give away the game on Sunday.

Later in the day, several other Indian shuttlers, including HS Prannoy, will be in action at the BWF World Championships

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Last week, three-time champion shuttler Carolina Marin’s return to court was further delayed after the Spaniard decided to withdraw from the tournament.

That decision came after the Rio Olympic gold medalist was unable to fully recover from a left knee injury sustained earlier this year.

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