Hong Kong Open: Saina Nehwal loses in round 2

DN Bureau

Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal lost to China's Chen Yufei in round 2 of the Hong Kong Super Series.

Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal
Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal

Kowloon: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal lost to China's Chen Yufei in round 2 of the Hong Kong Super Series on Thursday.

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Nehwal lost to Yufei 18-21, 21-19, 21-10 in the second round match, which lasted over 60 minutes. However, the 2012 Olympic bronze-medalist put up a tough fight.

Earlier in the day, Rio Olympic silver-medalist PV Sindhu stormed into the quarter-finals after dismantling Aya Ohori of Japan in a straight game win.

The 22-year-old Hyderabadi shuttler eased past her Hong Kong opponent Yuet Yee 21-18, 21-10 in the opening round of the tournament.

Also Read: Sindhu leads India's challenge at Hong Kong Open

However, in men's singles event, shuttler HS Prannoy lost to Kazumasa Sakai of Japan in the second round.

Sakai defeated the World No. 10 Indian, 11-21, 21-10, 21-15 to enter the quarter-finals. (ANI)

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