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  • Five Indian shuttlers enter second round of Hong Kong Open

    Published on November 24, 2016

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    New Delhi: Five Indian shuttlers including Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu in Women’s while HS Prannoy, Ajay Jayaram and Sameer Verma in Men’s category, have entered into the second round of Hong Kong Super Series.

    Saina defeated Porntip Buranaprasertsuk of Thailand 12-21, 21-19, 21-17 in Kowloon yesterday. The fifth seeded Indian, who is looking to seal her Dubai Super Series Final spot, will next take on the winner of the match between Chiang Mei Hui and Japan’s Sayaka Sato at the Hong Kong Coliseum. P.V.Sindhu defeated Indonesia’s Susanto Yulia Yosephin 21-13, 21-16 in the opening round.

    In men’s singles, Swiss Open winner H S Prannoy defeated China’s Qiao Bin 21-16, 21-18, while National champion Sameer Verma edged past Japan’s Takuma Ueda 22-20, 21-18 in another match Ajay Jayaram also won his first round.

    Men’s doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy, who represented India at the Rio Olympics, however, suffered a 15-21, 8-21 loss to Korean combo of Solgyu Choi and KO Sung Hyun.

     

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