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Saina in second round of Indonesian Open

June 22, 2011 12:52 IST

Defending champion Saina Nehwal got off to a flying start at the Indonesian Open Super Series, beating Bulgaria's Linda Zecheri in straight games, in Jakarta, on Wednesday.

The fourth seeded Indian took just 29 minutes to get past the unseeded Zechiri, winning 21-12, 21-10.

Saina will meet another unseeded Bulgarian in Petya Nedelcheva, who rallied to defeat Ukraine's Larisa Griga 17-21, 21-19, 21-9.

Zechiri did put up a fight to start with, but Saina took control of the proceedings, reeling off 10 straight points to clinch the opening game that was levelĀ 12-12 at one stage.

In the second game she was streets ahead, quelling Zechiri's challenge with superior net play and fine smashes.

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