Indian girls get off to a flying start


Pitted in Pool B, India, led by Dipika Pallikal, came through without dropping a game to launch their campaign on a winning note. Dipika thumped Marie Sedlmeier 11-4, 11-3, 11-5 and Surbhi Misra ousted Stefanie Rosner 11-6, 11-1, 11-7.

Anwesha Reddy completed the formalities with a comfortable 11-9, 11-7, 11-5 win over Caroline Sayegh.

Meanwhile, top seed Egypt, overflowing with talent, raced past Sweden 3-0 in Pool A.
Results: Pool A: 1-Egypt bt 16-Sweden 3-0 (Heba El Torky bt Matilda Ravn-Holm 11-3, 11-3, 11-3; Nouran El Torky bt Eira Mooney 11-2, 11-3, 11-3; Nour El Sherbini bt Jennie Lindstrom 14-12, 11-6, 11-2).

8-New Zealand bt 9-Australia 3-0 (Lana Harrison bt Sarah Cardwell 11-9, 11-8, 11-9; Emma Millar bt Christine Nunn 11-7, 11-5, 11-9; Amanda Landers Murphy bt Tamika Saxby 7-11, 11-8, 11-6, 11-4).

Pool B: 2-India bt 13-Germany 3-0 (Dipika Pallikal bt Lisa Marie Sedlmeier 11-4, 11-3, 11-5; Surbhi Misra bt Stefanie Rosner 11-6, 11-1, 11-7; Anwesha Reddy bt Caroline Sayegh 11-9, 11-7, 11-5).

7-England bt 10-France 2-1 (Millie Tomlinson bt Emilie Lamilango 11-7, 11-6, 8-11, 10-12, 11-7; Rachael Chadwick lt to Julianne Lecoq 12-10, 6-11, 4-11, 6-11; Kimberley Hay bt Cyrielle Peltier 11-3, 11-8, 12-10).

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