Sai Praneeth, Sameer Verma progress in Australian Open

May 10, 2018, 07:52 IST | PTI

Praneeth beat Israel's Misha Zilberman 21-17, 21-14, while Sameer had to toil hard to get the better of New Zealand's Abhinav Manota

B Sai Praneeth
B Sai Praneeth

Indian shuttlers started on a positive note at the Australian Open with second seed B Sai Praneeth and fourth seed Sameer Verma progressing to the second round of the men's singles event.

Praneeth beat Israel's Misha Zilberman 21-17, 21-14, while Sameer had to toil hard to get the better of New Zealand's Abhinav Manota 13-21, 21-17, 21-12 in the opening round.

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