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Badminton World Championships: Kidambi Srikanth, Saina Nehwal post straight game wins

Badminton World Championships: Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal won in straight games to move forward at the BWF World Championships in Nanjing, China.

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Badminton World Championships: Kidambi Srikanth won in straight games. (Source: Instagram)

Badminton World Championships: Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth progressed at the BWF World Championships in Nanjing, China after posting straightforward wins on Tuesday. Meanwhile, B Sai Praneeth was already assured of way forward with Son Wan Ho pulling out of the tournament due to injury. Nehwal beat Turkey’s 20-year-old 71st ranked Aliye Demibrag 21-17, 21-8 in her opening encounter while Srikanth was pushed before finding his way to the finish ling against Nhat Nguyen of Ireland. Srikanth won 21-15, 21-16. Saina will next play Ratchanok Intanon while Srikanth faces Spain’s Pablo Abian.

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Badminton World Championships Highlights and Score updates:

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Saurabh Verma and Anoushka Parikh go down 18-21, 11-21 in straight games to Peng Soon Chang and Liu Ying Goh. In the women's singles match earlier, Carolina Marin beat Busanan of Thailand 21-9, 21-8. Also progressing is sixth seed He Bingjiao and Tommy Sugiarto. 

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Key Results:

Kento Momota def. Artem Pochtarov 21-13, 21-12

Anthony Ginting def. Suppanyu Avihingsanon 21-19, 21-14

Thuy Linh Nguyen def. Michelle Li 21-23, 21-12, 23-32

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Next up for Saina Nehwal is fourth ranked Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand who earlier in the day was on the brink of exit and faced injury concern as well. 

Saina Nehwal vs Aliye Demirbag Live

Demirbag sends her shot wide and that is match point. Saina Nehwal wins 21-17, 21-8 in 34 minutes with Aliye Demirbag sending her shot bang into the net. Straightforward in the end after some off shot choices in the first game

Saina Nehwal vs Aliye Demirbag Live

Saina Nehwal with a push back and Aliye Demirbag's desperate attempt to get it back fails. It lands straight into the net to make it 17-7. Demirbag's challenge fails with the shuttle landing wide. 18-7 now. Push into the net and it is now 19-7. Ends the streak with a smash down the line with shuttle coming back at her strongly each time

Saina Nehwal vs Aliye Demirbag Live

Saina Nehwal maintains her seven point lead with Demirbag sends her drop pick up wide. Well judged by Saina as it landed narrowly wide of the line. Saina now extends her lead with two strong replies. A smash later she now leads 16-7

Saina Nehwal vs Aliye Demirbag Live

Saina Nehwal mixing up her shots in the second game. Creating room for deception with deft touches and deceptive shots. Using the drop shot to perfect use. What a rally! It has both players stretching, moving, back and forth, on all sides, before Saina gets the point with a fine drop shot. Demirbag on her palms at the end. Follows it up with another drop shot and the leads is now a strong 11-4 

Saina Nehwal vs Aliye Demirbag Live

Saina Nehwal sends her backhand reply back wide and Demirbag saves one game point. This time Saina makes no mistake. On second time of asking, Saina Nehwal wins the opening game 21-17 with a strong body smash. Wins it in 18 minutes

Saina Nehwal vs Aliye Demirbag Live

Thundering smash by Saina Nehwal on the serve and no chance for Demirbag to get that bag. Provided a little angle for safety. Make that two smashes in a row, this one is down the line and brings up game point

Saina Nehwal vs Aliye Demirbag Live

Demirbag sends her serve wide and Saina now leads by three points at 17-14 in the first game. But not going away, smart shot into open court and the game remains at two points

Saina Nehwal vs Aliye Demirbag Live

Aliye Demirbag builds lead by a point and then two before Saina Nehwal claws back to level the match at 10-10. Follows it up with a fierce body smash which Demirbag fails to get back. Saina leads 11-10 at the break

Saina Nehwal vs Aliye Demirbag Live

Cagey start by both. Saina making some uncharacteristic errors. Started off the match by misreading a gentle push which landed in and now as she moves forward, towards the net, the push back is well long. Not finding the right depth yet but still in the lead. Pullela Gopichand in her corner. 

Saina Nehwal vs Aliye Demirbag Live

Saina Nehwal is on court to take on Aliye Demirbag from Turkey. Demirbag, 20, is ranked 71st in the world. Nehwal a favourite to win. Saina serving first in her opening match at these Championships

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What a comeback from Satwik Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa. Lost the opening game 10-21 but then won the next two games 21-17, 21-18. 

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More results featuring Indian players fromt he World Championships: 

Arjun MR and Ramchandran Shlok lose 14-21, 15-21 to ONG Yew Sin/Ee Yi Teo, Rohan Kapoor and Kuhoo Garg lose 12-21, 12-21 to Chris Adcock/Gabriella Adcock

Live now: Satwik Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa have dropped the opening game 10-21 to Lamsfuss/Herttrich

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Down a game and 16-19 in the second, Ratchanok Intanon has clawed back to win 16-21, 22-20, 21-10 to beat Denmark's 20-year-old Mia Blichfeldt. The match lasting 58 minutes. The showdown with Saina Nehwal stays alive

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In the mixed doubles, Pranaav Jerry Chopra/N Sikki Reddy lost to Hafiz Faizal/Gloria Widjaja 16-21, 4-21 earlier. In men's doubles, Tarun Kona and Saurabh Sharma lose against Chin Chung/Chun Man Tang 20-22, 21-18, 17-21

Srikanth vs Nguyen Live

Kidambi Srikanth with a comfortable winning start at the World Championships in the end. Beats Nhat Nguyen 21-15, 21-16 in 37 minutes. Faced resistance in closing out the match having taken healthy lead in both sets. But gets the job done in the end. 

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Mia Blichfeldt has a challenge go her way and the second set against Intanon is level at 20-20. The Thailand girl had won four points in a row to bring up game point. Intanon with a smash across and she brings up game point once again at 21-20. Blichfeldt sends it long and it is one all! Intanon fighting still. 

Srikanth vs Nguyen Live

Kidambi Srikanth has surged away from 11-10 after the break to win six points in a row and make it 17-10. But since then, Nguyen has won five points in a row himself. 

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An upset in the making on another court. Fourth seed Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand, and a tricky customer, is on the cusp of losing. She trails Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark 16-21, 16-19. Physically she has just jarred her ankle perhaps. Stretching for a drop shot, her foot slipped further than she would have intended and medical personnel out to tend to her ankle. Gets back to the court though. 

Srikanth vs Nguyen Live

Staying neck-and-neck in the second game. Srikanth had started by winning the first two points before Nguyen came back with four of his own. Since then, it has been little giveaway. At the break, Srikanth leads 11-9

Srikanth vs Nguyen Live

Kidambi Srikanth reels off last six points in a row to win the opening game 21-15. After the miraculous comeback from Nguyen, Srikanth has held his own and won the opening game

Srikanth vs Nguyen Live

Nguyen has suddenly, out of absolute nowhere, come back to level this match at 14-14. Wait, make that a lead of 15-14 for the Irish player

Srikanth in the lead

Kidambi Srikanth has taken a healthy lead in the opening game of the match. He leads 11-5 in a quick fire start over Nguyen

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Hello and Good Morning! Welcome to our live coverage of the Badminton World Championships in Nanjing, China. After wins for HS Prannoy and Sameer Verma on the opening day, the focus shifts towards Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth who are expected to repeat the winning business before things get really tough for the female shuttler. But for now, her focus will be on Aliye Demibrag of Turkey. Srikanth takes on Nhat Nguyen of Ireland. 

HS Prannoy and Sameer Verma geared up for bigger battles with straight-game victories as India made a resounding start at the BWF World Championships in Nanjing on Monday. World no 11 Prannoy started his campaign in style beating New Zealand’s Abhinav Manota 21-12 21-11, while Sameer dumped France’s Lucas Corvee 21-13 21-10 to progress to the second round. Indian mixed doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa, who had been in good form at the Commonwealth Games, prevailed 21-9 22-20 over Denmark’s Niclas Nohr and Sara Thygesen. India’s top mixed doubles duo of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy, ranked 22nd, also made a good start defeating Czech Republic’s Jakub Bitman and Alzbeta Basova 21-17 21-15 to set up a clash with the Indonesian combine of Hafiz Faizal and Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja. (Source: PTI)