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Varma enters 2nd round of qualifiers; delight for Pradnya

DNMUM270880 | 3/6/2013 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :301



Mumbai: India's Sourabh Varma had an easy opening round in men's singles qualifying on the first day of the All England Championships at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham on Tuesday.
Varma, world No 43, defeated France's Brice Leverdez in 40 minutes, 22-20 23-21 to set up a second-round clash against England's Rajiv Ouseph later on Tuesday night, the winner advancing to the main draw
Ouseph had accounted for India's world No 51, Anand Pawar, earlier in the day. Pawar, who had entered the quarterfinals of the German Open last week, fought hard before going down to Ouseph 22-20 21-23 7-21 in 49 minutes.
Meanwhile, women's doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and Pradnya Gadre saw off the challenge fro
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