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Indonesia Open: Sindhu, Srikanth enter second round

PV Sindhu beat Japan's Aya Ohori for the seventh straight time. STR/AFP/Getty Images

JAKARTA -- PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth progressed to the second round of the Indonesia Open with contrasting wins on Wednesday.

Fifth seed Sindhu, who is looking for her first title of the season, staved off a challenge from Japan's Aya Ohori with a 11-21 21-15 21-15 win, while eighth seed Srikanth, who had entered the finals at India Open this year, beat Kenta Nishimoto 21-14 21-13 in 38 minutes.

It was Sindhu's seventh straight victory over Ohori. Srikanth has now beaten Nishomoto five times in their six meetings.

While world No. 5 Sindhu will face Denmark's Mia Blichfeldt next, world No. 9 Srikanth will meet the winner of the clash between France's Brice Leverdez and Hong Kong's Ng Ka Long Angus.

B Sai Praneeth, who had reached the Swiss Open final earlier in the year, lost 15-21 21-13 10-21 to Hong Kong's Wong Wing Ki Vincent, an opponent against whom he had a 2-2 head-to-head count before the match.