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Sindhu Storms Into Pre-Quarterfinals In World Badminton Championships Comfortably

New Delhi: Top Indian shuttler PV Sindhu has stormed into pre-quarterfinals of the women's singles event at the World Badminton Championships, with a  straight games victory over Kim Hyo Minof Korea in Glasgow. 

Fourth seed Sindhu defeated the 42nd ranked Korean 21-16, 21-14 in the second round match which lasted 49 minutes.

Sindhu was on rampaging mode from the beginning and won eight consecutive points in the first game. Kim stopped the juggernaut by winning next two points to make it 2-8, but Sindhu went into the first break at 11-5. Sindhu kept a healthy lead, even though Kim gave her a decent fight, and pocketed it 21-16. In the second game, Kim fought back from 3-7 and reduced the gap to two points but Sindhu went into the break at 11-8. From there on, Sindhu increased the lead gradually to 17-11 before wrapping it 21-14.

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Anand Finishes Joint Eighth In St Louis Rapid

New Delhi: Former world champion ViswanathanAnand has suffered a disappointing final round loss against Sergey Karjakin of Russia to finish joint eighth in the St Louis Rapid Chess tournament.

The Indian ace ended on seven points, coming through one win, five draws and two losses in the event that gave two points for a win and one for a draw.