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India's challenge at French Open ends as PV Sindhu crashes out

ANI
Published Oct 28, 2016, 4:20 pm IST
Updated Oct 31, 2016, 9:52 am IST
HS Prannoy also suffered a straight-games defeat at the French open.
The world No.8 Sindhu failed to replicate her recent good performances. (Photo: AFP)
 The world No.8 Sindhu failed to replicate her recent good performances. (Photo: AFP)

Paris: India's hopes at the ongoing French Open Super Series ended after Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu and Swiss Open champion HS Prannoy suffered a straight-games defeat at the hands of their respective opponents here on Thursday.

World No.8 Sindhu failed to replicate her recent good performances and eventually went down 20-22, 17-21 against HE Bingjiao of China in the second-round women's singles contest that lasted 41 minutes.

 

Meanwhile, Prannoy made a strong start against fifth-seeded Chou Tien Chen , but capitulated under pressure to end up suffering a 19-21, 16-21 loss in the pre-quarterfinal contest that lasted 42 minutes.

Earlier,sixth-seed Sindhu registered a 21-9, 29-27 win over Honk Kong's Yip Pui Yin while Prannoy swept aside Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand 21-16, 21-18 to advance to the second round.

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