Bhavya, the best girl player at the 24th Krishna Khaitan Memorial All India Juniors held in Chandigarh in October, won the 52-minute battle against her Indonesian opponent 21-19, 20-22, 21-12 to enter the tournament proper commencing today at the Cricket Club of India's courts.
The 16 year old Delhi school girl, who idolizes world no. 2 Saina Nehwal and is a trainee at the Prakash Padukone Academy in Bengaluru, led nine other Indian compatriots into the women's singles round of 32.
Among them was Shreyanshi Pardeshi, another up and coming shuttler who survived a three-game battle to put it across another Indonesian girl, Guniarti Rafika Mutiara in 30 minutes. Shreyanshi won 13-21, 21-14, 21-11.

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