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India Open Badminton Tournament: Lakshya Sen defeat HS Prannoy, advances into second round of men's singles
New Delhi January 17:-
In the India Open Badminton Tournament in Delhi.Commonwealth Games gold medallist Lakshya Sen defeated HS Prannoy in straight set 21-14, 21-15 to enter the second round of men's singles event. Defending champion Sen took 45 minutes to beat his compatriot. Lakshya looked in complete control against HS Prannoy.

Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand notched up a 22-20, 17-21, 21-18 win over France's Margot Lambert and Anne Tran in their opener.

Among other Indians, N Sikki Reddy and her new women's doubles partner Shruti Mishra went down fighting 17-21, 19-21 to Germany's Linda Efler and Isabel Lohau.

Earlier, Denmark's Rasmus Gemke knocked out two-time world champion Kento Momota of Japan 21-15, 21-11, former top-10 player Shi Yuqi of China staved off a challenge from Indonesia's Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo 20-22, 21-16, 21-15 and Chinese Taipei's Wang Tzu Wei beat Ireland's Nhat Nguyen 21-18, 21-17.
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