All England Championships: PV Sindhu cruises into second round, Srikanth and Kashyap out

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Birmingham: Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu made an impressive start at the All England Badminton Championships and defeated world number 32 Soniia Cheah of Malaysia 21-11, 21-17 in 38 minutes.

The fifth-seeded Indian will face Denmark’s Line Christophersen next.

However, compatriots Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap suffered early exits after losing their respective opening round men’s singles matches in Birmingham on Wednesday (March 17).

The Indian women’s duo of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy and men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty also progressed to the second round with straight game wins.

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