Saarbrucken (Germany), Oct 28 (IANS) Indian shuttler B. Sai Praneeth got off to a winning start, by earning a straight games triumph over local lad Tobias Wadenka at the $120,000 Bitburger Open Grand Prix Gold here.

The 16th seeded Sai needed just 27 minutes on Tuesday to beat World No.259 Wadenka 21-12, 21-12 at the Saarlandhalle Saarbrucken to take a 1-0 lead in career meetings over the German.


The Indian will next take on Indonesian Andre Kurniawan Tedjono who has a 1-0 advantage career meets over Sai.

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