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Srikanth Starts on a High at Badminton Worlds

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GOLD COAST, May 26, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Kidambi Srikanth of India competes during the men's singles match of Group 1 against Chen Long of China at TOTAL BWF Sudirman Cup 2017 in Gold Coast, Australia, May 26, 2017. Chen Long won 2-0. (Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai/IANS) by .
Kidambi Srikanth of India (Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai/IANS)

India shuttler Kidambi Srikanth and the mixed doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Maneesha.K defeated their respective opponents to advance at the World Championships….reports Asian Lite News

GOLD COAST, May 26, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Kidambi Srikanth of India competes during the men's singles match of Group 1 against Chen Long of China at TOTAL BWF Sudirman Cup 2017 in Gold Coast, Australia, May 26, 2017. Chen Long won 2-0. (Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai/IANS) by .
Kidambi Srikanth of India (Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai/IANS)

It was a cake walk for the eighth seed Srikanth as the Guntur player outplayed Russia’s Sergey Sirant in straight games 21-13, 21-12 in just 29 minutes. He will now face Lucas Corvee of France in the second round.

In the other match, Satwik and Maneesha defeated Tam Chun Hei and Tsz Yau of Hong Kong 24-22, 21-17 to advance to the second round. They will now take on Mathias Christiansen and Sara Thygesen of Denmark.