PV Sindhu Advances, Saina Nehwal Crashes Out of Hong Kong Open Superseries

Updated: 23 November 2017 21:34 IST

Right from the start, Sindhu looked lethal and played aggressively to outplay her opponent in straight games. She will now take on fifth seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in the next round.

PV Sindhu Advances, Saina Nehwal Crashes Out of Hong Kong Open Superseries
Sindhu defeated Aya Ohori of Japan 21-14, 21-17 in 39 minutes. © AFP

Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu advanced while Saina Nehwal and H.S Prannoy crashed out of the Hong Kong Open Superseries on Thursday. Sindhu beat Japan's Aya Ohori 21-14, 21-17 in 39 minutes to enter the third round. Right from the start, Sindhu looked lethal and played aggressively to outplay her opponent in straight games. She will now take on fifth seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in the next round.

In another match, eighth seed Chen Yufei of China edged past Saina 18-21, 21-19, 21-10 in a marathon match which lasted an hour.

After winning the first game, Saina could not step up the pressure and was beaten by the Chinese shuttler in the next two games.

In the men's singles, Kazumasa Sakai defeated Prannoy 11-21, 21-10, 21-15 in 54 minutes.

In the first game, the Indian shuttler was at his best. But the next two games saw a sudden downfall. Prannoy failed to match the pace of his opponent, leading to his defeat.

(With inputs from IANS)

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Highlights
  • Sindhu defeated Aya Ohori of Japan 21-14, 21-17
  • Chen Yufei of China edged past Saina Nehwal 18-21, 21-19, 21-10
  • Kazumasa Sakai defeated HS Prannoy 11-21, 21-10, 21-15 in 54 minutes
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