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Orleans Masters: Saina Nehwal exits from first round

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London Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal exits the Orleans Masters badminton tournament with a straight-game first-round defeat to Turkey’s Neslihan Yigit on Wednesday.

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Meanwhile, Mithun Manjunath, Priyanshu Rajawat, Aakarshi Kashyap, and Tanya Hemanth advanced to the second round.

Saina lost 16-21 14-21 to Turkish qualifier Yigit in 39 minutes. She was down in the second game, following 6-11 at the mid-game interval, and ultimately lost the tie in straight games.

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Saina missed the All England Championships and has slipped to 32 in the BWF Rankings. Meanwhile, Sameer Verma blew a game lead to lose 19-21, 21-19, 21-17 against Ireland’s Nhat Nguyen.

In other first-round men’s singles games, India’s Manjunath dominated higher-ranked Victor Svendsen of Denmark 24-22, 25-23. Moreover, Rajawat defeated Kiran George 21-18, 21-13.

Manjunath will clash against Taipei’s Yu Jen while Rajawat will be up against top seed Kenta Nishimoto of Japan.

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