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Saina crashes out; Sindhu in quarters

Saina crashes out; Sindhu  in quarters
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New Delhi (PTI): Title favourite and world number two Saina NehwalA today suffered a shock defeat at the hands of unseeded Yui Hashimoto of Japan in...

sainaNew Delhi (PTI): Title favourite and world number two Saina NehwalA today suffered a shock defeat at the hands of unseeded Yui Hashimoto of Japan in controversial circumstances to crash out of the Yonex Sunrise India Open Super Series here. An error-prone Saina, seeded top in the tournament, lost her women's singles second round match 21-13, 12-21, 20-22 in a contest that lasted one hour and two minutes. Meanwhile, India's H S Prannoy caused the biggest upset of the Yonex Sunrise India Open Super Series, beating former world No. 1 Taufik Hidayat in straight sets to enter the third round of the men's singles. The day, however, belonged to Prannoy who surprisingly dominated proceedings, to beat his more fancied opponent 26-24, 21-9 in 40 minutes. P V Sindhu came from behind to win her second round women's singles match against Yu Sun of China 19-21, 21-19, 21-15. It took her an hour and eight minutes to down her Chinese opponent.
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