Shuttlers Praneeth, Verma win at Australian Open

File Photo : B. Sai Praneeth
IANS|10-May-2018 16:11

Sydney, May 10 : India's B. Sai Praneeth defeated Maulana Panji Ahmad of Indonesia in straight games in a one-sided men's singles clash at the Australian Open badminton tournament here on Thursday.

The second seeded Indian needed just 32 minutes to chalk up a comfortable 21-12, 21-14 victory against his unseeded opponent from Indonesia.

This was the second win on the trot for Praneeth in this tournament.

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In another men's singles match on the day, India's Sameer Verma defeated Takuma Ueda of Japan in straight games.

The fourth seeded Indian beat the unseeded Japanese 21-16, 21-12 in 37 minutes.