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Orléans Masters: Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth on the successful begin; Kiran George stuns HS Prannoy

Fourth-seeded Saina, who’s determined for classification factors to make it to her fourth Olympics, took simply 21 minutes to beat Rachael 21-9 21-5 and arrange a conflict with France’s Marie Batomène.

File picture of Saina Nehwal. AFP

Paris: High shuttles Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth posted simple wins, however Kiran George shocked HS Prannoy within the second spherical of the Orleans Masters Tremendous 100 event on Wednesday.

The fourth-seeded Indian, who’s determined for classification factors to advance to her fourth Olympics, took simply 21 minutes to beat Rachael 21-9 21-5 and arrange a conflict with France’s Marie Batomène .

Saina withdrew from the primary spherical of the All England Open Championships final week after injuring her thigh.

High seeded Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth entered the third spherical with a 21-15 21-10 victory over compatriot Ajay Jayaram 21-15 21-10 in 25 minutes.

Within the first spherical, Srikanth was given a move, whereas Ajay had received 19-21 23-21 21-16 over fellow Indian Alap Mishra.

Former Commonwealth Video games champion Parupalli Kashyap, in the meantime, withdrew after shedding 7-21 17-21 to France’s Toma Junior Popov, whereas Ditlev Jaeger Holm of Denmark put an finish to the l ‘India BM Rahul Bharadwaj with a 21-15 21-19 victory.

Kiran, 21, who shocked Dutch All England semi-finalist Mark Caljouw 13-21, 21-18, 22-20 in his first spherical match, produced one other gorgeous victory by knocking out the previous prime 10 participant Prannoy. 13-21 21-16 23-21 in a recreation of 59 minutes.

Pranaav’s pair of blended doubles Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy beat Austria’s Dominik Stipsits and Serena Au Yeong 21-7 21-18. The Indian duo will then meet the Danes Niclas Nohr and Amalie Magelund.

Ira Sharma, who was promoted to the principle draw of the ladies’s singles qualification, defeated France’s Leonice Huet 12-21 21-14 21-17 to face Bulgarian Mariya Mitsova.

Indian Kiran George knocked out Dutchman Mark Caljouw, who reached the All-England Championships semi-finals final week, 13-21 21-18 22-20 in an exhilarating opening recreation on Tuesday.

Mithun Manjunath beat Frenchman Lucas Claerbout 21-14 21-10 however Subhankar Dey misplaced 17-21 13-21 to Danish Ditlev Jaeger Holm within the first spherical.

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