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Hong Kong Open: Sindhu crashes out after losing to South Korea's Sung

A file photo of Indian shuttler PV Sindhu. Photograph:( DNA )

WION Web Team Hong Kong Nov 15, 2018, 07.39 PM (IST)

India's star shuttler PV Sindhu crashed out of the Hong Kong Open after losing 24-26, 20-22 to South Korea's Sung Ji Hyun women's singles second round on Thursday.

The 23-year-old Hyderabadi shuttler lost to Sung for the sixth time in her career. However, she still leads the head-to-head record by 8-6.

Sindhu, yesterday, had defeated Thailand's Nitchaon Jindapol to enter the pre-quarterfinals. 

Earlier in the day, shuttler Kidambi Srikanth defeated his compatriot HS Prannoy in men's singles clash to enter the quarter-final of the tournament.

Srikanth, who had claimed a silver medal at this year's Commonwealth Games, outwitted fellow Indian H S Prannoy 18-21 30-29 21-18 in a thrilling match, clocking an hour and seven minutes.

Srikanth will face either Japan's Kenta Nishimoto or Thailand's Kantaphon Wangcharoen.