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Hong Kong Open: HS Prannoy enters second round

ANI
Published : Nov 13, 2019, 1:42 pm IST
Updated : Nov 13, 2019, 1:42 pm IST

The 27-year-old had the upper hand in the game as he did not allow his opponent to built the momentum in the 44-minute long encounter.

HS Prannoy defeated China's Huang Yu Xiang in straight games 21-17, 21-17 in the first round match. (Photo: BAI Media)
 HS Prannoy defeated China's Huang Yu Xiang in straight games 21-17, 21-17 in the first round match. (Photo: BAI Media)

Hong Kong: Indian shuttler H.S. Prannoy progressed to the second round of the ongoing Hong Kong Open here on Wednesday.

Prannoy defeated China's Huang Yu Xiang in straight games 21-17, 21-17 in the first round match.

The 27-year-old had the upper hand in the game as he did not allow his opponent to built the momentum in the 44-minute long encounter.

Earlier in the day, Indian shuttler PV Sindhu advanced to the second round after defeating South Korea's Kim Ga Eun 21-15, 21-16 in two straight games.

However, Saina Nehwal lost to China's Cai Yan Yan 13-21, 20-22. After losing the first game, Nehwal tried to make a comeback in the second game but failed to do so.

Nehwal, world number nine, has had a troubled run this year as she has faced exits five times in the first round from tournaments.

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Location: Hong Kong, Hongkong