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Syed Modi Int’l: K Srikanth enters second round

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Lucknow, Nov 27 : Indian shuttler K Srikanth defeated Russia's Vladimir Malkov in straight games to enter the second round of Syed Modi International Tournament, here on Wednesday.

Third seed Srikanth outclassed his opponent 21-12 21-11 in the opening round clash, which lasted for 36 minutes. Srikanth will now face fellow Indian P Kashyap, who got a walkover from Frenchman Lucas Corvee.

Among other Indians, 18-year-old Lakshya Sen too also got a walkover, after another French shuttler Thomas Rouxel withdrew from the competition.

In the women's category, Ashmita Chaliha advanced after beating compatriot Vrushali Gummadi 21-16 21-16 in a 32-minute contest. (UNI)