Saina Nehwal, P Kashyap, PV Sindhu advance in Korea Open

17-year-old Sindhu overcame Indonesian opponent Lindaweni Fanetri in straight games. Sindhu, World No.19, took sweet revenge of her loss to Lindaweni in the final of the Syed Modi International India Grand Prix Gold in Lucknow in December.

updated: January 09, 2013 16:31 IST
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Seoul\/ New Delhi: It was a good day in office for Indian shuttlers as Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap and P.V. Sindhu advanced to the second round of the $1 million Korea Open Super Series Premier in Seoul, on Wednesday.

Saina, seeded third, came out on top in a tough 58-minute clash with Thailand's Sapsiree Taerattanachai 17-21, 21-9, 21-19 to advance to the women's singles pre-quarter-finals of the first and most expensive tournament of the season.

This was Saina's, World No.3, fourth consecutive win over the World No.22 in as many meetings.

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