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Sindhu crashes out of Hong Kong Open

 HONG KONG, Nov 14: World champion PV Sindhu’s poor run continued as she crashed out of the Hong Kong Open Super 500 badminton tournament with a second round defeat at the hands of Thailand’s Busanan Ongbamrungpha.

The Olympic silver medallist Sindhu lost 18-21, 21-11, 16-21 in a match that lasted for an hour and nine minutes.

Earlier, Kidambi Srikanth advanced to the quarterfinals after he registered a win over compatriot Sourabh Verma in the men’s singles match.

Srikanth defeated Verma 21-11, 15-21, 21-19 in the contest which lasted for 59 minutes. Earlier, Srikanth had avoided a first-round exit as he got a bye against World No.1 Kento Momota as the Japanese shuttler withdrew from the tournament.

In another men’s singles contest, H.S. Prannoy crashed out as he went down to World No. 6 Jonatan Christie in straight games. Prannoy suffered a 12-21, 19-21 defeat in the 38-minute contest. – IANS

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