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Badminton: Saina bows out, Srikanth advances at All England Open

IANS  |  Birmingham 

Indian shuttler lost to World No.1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese in the first round while Kidambi Srikanth advanced at here on Wednesday.

Saina could not match up to the precision skills and the array of shots unleashed by Tai and bowed out of the meet going down 14-21, 18-21 in a match which lasted 38 minutes.

Third seed Srikanth, on the other hand, played brilliantly and and defeated of 7-21, 21-14, 22-20.

After dropping a game, the soaked up the pressure and bounced back in style to clinch the next two games.

In the women's doubles category, Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy also lost their first round match to the Japanese duo of Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi 14-21, 13-21 to crash out of the meet.

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 21:40 IST
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