Saina, Jayaram in third round of world badminton (Lead)

August 10th, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Aug 10 (IANS) India’s Saina Nehwal and Ajay Jayaram advanced to the third round of the World Badminton Championships with fluent victories here Wednesday.

Saina dispatched Chloe Magee of Ireland 21-10, 21-7. The sixth seeded Indian, who got a bye in the first round, took 26 minutes to go past Chloe.

Jayaram, who is playing in his first World Championships, beat Vladimir Ivanov of Russia 21-19, 21-17. The Mumbai boy, who upset Japan’s Kenichi Tago in the first round, will play the winner of the match between sixth seeded Jin Chen of China and Dicky Palyama of the Netherlands.

Saina will next take on 14th seed Pui Yin Yip of Chinese Taipei, who got the better of Li Michelle of Canada 23-21, 17-21, 21-17. Saina, whose best performance at the World’s is a quarterfinal appearance, has beaten the Taipei player twice in three meetings.

In mixed doubles, Jwala Gutta and V. Diju, seeded 16th, also moved into the third round, beating Malaysian Jien Guo Ong and Sook Chin Chong 21-11, 21-15.

They will next face England’s fifth seeded Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen.

In men’s singles, Parupalli Kashyap, who defeated Germany’s Dieter Domke 21-13, 23-25, 21-11 in the first round, will take on Vietnam’s Tien Minh Nguyen, seeded seventh in the second round.

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