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Indian shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth, B Sai Praneeth and H S Prannoy have advanced to the second round of men's singles in BWF Badminton World Championships at Basel, Switzerland today.

Former World No 1 Srikanth, who has not won a title at the BWF World Tour in the last 22 months, stave off a spirited a challenge from Ireland's Nhat Nguyen 17-21 21-16 21-6 to join Praneeth and Prannoy in the second round.

Praneeth, ranked 19th, who has been conferred with the Arjuna Award, defeated 66th-ranked Jason Anthony Ho-Shue of Canada 21-17, 21-16 in a first round clash. 

In another men's singles first round match, world number 30 Prannoy, who is on a comeback trial after recovering from a stomach problem, fought back to beat 93rd-ranked Eetu Heino of Finland 17-21, 21-10, 21-11.

India also got a favourable result in the women's doubles with Meghana Jakkampudi and S Poorvisha Ram getting past the Guatemala pairing of Diana Corleto Soto and Nikte Alejandra Sotomayor 21-10, 21-18 to enter the second round.

P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal have received a bye in the opening round and will start their campaign on Wednesday. Indian doubles pairs, including Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy, will begin their campaign tomorrow.




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