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Saina clears first round in World Badminton

other Updated: Aug 25, 2010 19:09 IST

India's Saina Nehwal survived a fright before defeating Hsiao Huan Chen of Chinese Taipei 20-22, 21-15, 21-8 to move into the second round of women's singles World Badminton Championships in Paris on Wednesday.

World No 2 Saina, seeded second, lost the opening game, before winning the next two against the 65th-ranked Chen in 47 minutes.

Saina will next meet the winner of the match between Malaysian Mew Choo Wong and Ella Diehl of Russia, seeded 13th.