Saina Nehwal, Sai Praneeth in second round of Singapore Super Series

The 23-year-old from Hyderabad will next take on Japanese Eriko Hirose, who holds a 3-2 record against the Indian. The world No 12 had spoilt Saina's All England campaign when she beat her in straight games in the quarterfinals in the 2011 edition.

updated: June 19, 2013 20:35 IST
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Singapore: Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal crossed the first-round hurdle in women's singles, while Sai Praneeth B stunned world No 4 Yun Hu of Hong Kong to enter the second round of men's singles of the Singapore Super Series here on Wednesday.

However, it was curtains for all other Indians who suffered defeats in their respective opening round matches to crash out of the tournament.

Saina avenged her quarterfinal loss at the Thailand Open by Juan Gu with a comfortable straight-game win over the Singaporean.

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