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Saina sails, Sindhu fails

Kuala Lumpur: Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal sailed into the second round of Malaysia Open after registering a straight-sets victory over Singapore’s Gu Juan in the women’s singles event here Wednesday.

However, PV Sindhu went down fighting to a higher-ranked Tine Baun of Denmark in the first-round.

Saina, who has been given the top billing in the singles event, disposed off Juan’s challenge 21-12, 21-15 in a match that lasted 29 minutes at the Putra Stadium.