B Sai Praneeth, PV Sindhu advance to next round as Lee Chong Wei suffers shock defeat [Photos]

B Sai Praneeth and PV Sindhu comfortably won their matches but Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei suffered a shock exit at the hands of France's Brice Leverdez.

FP Sports August 23, 2017 15:00:49 IST
B Sai Praneeth beat Wei Nan 21-18, 21-17 to enter the next round of the Badminton World Championships. AFP
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B Sai Praneeth beat Wei Nan 21-18, 21-17 to enter the next round of the Badminton World Championships. AFP
France's Brice Leverdez caused the upset of the World Badminton Championships when he beat favourite Lee Chong Wei. Reuters
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France's Brice Leverdez caused the upset of the World Badminton Championships when he beat favourite Lee Chong Wei. Reuters
Lee Chong Wei has never won the World Badminton Championships and his miserable looks to continue for another edition. Reuters
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Lee Chong Wei has never won the World Badminton Championships and his miserable looks to continue for another edition. Reuters
Brice Leverdez beat Lee Chong Wei 21-19, 22-24, 21-17.  AFP
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Brice Leverdez beat Lee Chong Wei 21-19, 22-24, 21-17.  AFP
PV Sindhu comfortably beat South Korea's Kim Hyo Min 21-16, 21-14. AFP
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PV Sindhu comfortably beat South Korea's Kim Hyo Min 21-16, 21-14. AFP
Ajay Jayaram won against Austria's Luka Wraber 21-14, 21-12. AFP
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Ajay Jayaram won against Austria's Luka Wraber 21-14, 21-12. AFP
Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon returns during her match against Malaysia's Rui Chen Yap. The Thai player romped to a 21-12, 21-7 victory. AFP
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Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon returns during her match against Malaysia's Rui Chen Yap. The Thai player romped to a 21-12, 21-7 victory. AFP
Japan's Takuma Ueda in action during his match against Denmark's Viktor Axelsen at the 2017 World Badminton Championships. Ueda won the first game 21-17. AFP
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Japan's Takuma Ueda in action during his match against Denmark's Viktor Axelsen at the 2017 World Badminton Championships. Ueda won the first game 21-17. AFP
However, Viktor Axelsen came back to beat Ueda 17-21, 21-8, 21-13. AFP
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However, Viktor Axelsen came back to beat Ueda 17-21, 21-8, 21-13. AFP