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Sindhu advances, Sai, Prannoy bow out

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 Nov 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Fuzhou, Nov 16: Star Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu advanced while Sai Nehwal and H.S. Prannoy bowed out of the Chi Open World Superseries Premier here on Thursday.

Sindhu outplayed Han Yue of Chi 21-15, 21-13 in 40 minutes to enter the third round.

Right from the word go, Sindhu domited both the games. Her opponent never looked to be in the contention. Yue, however, tried to match the pace but failed and thus lost the issue to crash out.

Earlier, in the other match, which lasted 37 minutes, Japan's Akane Yamaguchi defeated Sai in straight games 21-18, 21-11 to advance in the women's singles category while Lee Cheuk Yiu overpowered Prannoy 21-19, 21-17 in 42 minutes in the men's singles category.

In the first match, Sai played to her potential but towards the end, the Hyderabadi shuttler lost the momentum.

In the second game, it was all about the Japanese shuttler. Sai seemed struggling and as a result Yamaguchi wrapped up the match comfortably.

In the men's singles match, Prannoy failed to live up to his reputation and surrendered the match in straight games. Prannoy, however, tried to bounce back but the Hong Kong based shuttler proved superior and edged past the Indian player. IANS

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