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B Sai Praneeth, Ashwini Ponappa-N Sikki Reddy advance at Malaysia Masters

B Sai Praneeth as well as the doubles duo of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy made it to the pre-quarterfinals of the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix today.

other sports Updated: Jan 17, 2018 23:24 IST
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B Sai Praneeth,Ashwini Ponappa,N Sikki Reddy
B Sai Praneeth advanced to the round of sixteen in the Malaysia Masters today. (Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

B Sai Praneeth and the women’s doubles duo of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of the USD 120,000 Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament here today.

Praneeth got the better of Thailand’s Kantaphon Wangcharoen 21-13, 21-13 in 44 minutes in the first round.

Ashwini-Sikki took only 25 minutes to ease past Germany’s Johanna Goliszewski and Lara Kaepplein 21-15, 21-12.

In the men’s singles category, Danish reignging world champion Viktor Axelsen became the sole survivor among the top players as China’s Lin Dan, Chen Long, South Korea’s Son Wan- ho and Malaysian veteran Lee Chong Wei were eliminated in the first round.

First Published: Jan 17, 2018 22:57 IST