Top Indian shuttlers, including Saina Nehwal, started the new year on a winning note, reaching the second round of the season-opening Korea Open Premier Super Series on Wednesday.
Olympic bronze-medallist Saina, seeded third, was little rusty to start with as she conceded the first gamebut got her act together in time to notch up a 17-21 21-9 21-19 win over Sapsiree Taerattanachai of Thailand in the women's singles opening round.
The world number three will now clash with Singapore's Mingtian Fu. Fu beat Bulgaria's Petya Nedelcheva in another match at the SK Handball Stadium. Saina has a 3-0 record against the Singaporean.
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