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Yadlapalli Pranjala makes confident start, enters second round in junior Wimbledon

INDIAN YOUNGSTER Pranjala Yadlapalli made a confident start to her junior Wimbledon campaign with a straight set win over Colombia's Maria Fernanda Herazo Gonzalez in her girls singles opening round, on Saturday. Pranjala, seeded 15th, handed a 6-4 6-2 thrashing to her unseeded opponent in the first round, which lasted slightly over one hour. Pranjala broke her rival twice in each set while dropped serve one time. She saved two break points in the contest.

"I served well and was aggressive. My ground strokes were good and I played some good backhand winners too. I think my game suits the grass court,"said the 16-year-old Pranjala.

"It turned out to be easy win. Playing at Wimbledon main draw is so good. She is a good player but I played well so won it easily,"she said.

Pranjala next faces the winner of the match between Swiss girl Rebeka Masarova and American Michaela Gordon on Tuesday.

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