Shuttler Sai Praneeth wins at Australian Open

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 10, 2018, 04:37 PM IST

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

The second-seeded Indian took just 32 minutes to register 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.

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.