Hong Kong SS: Sindhu in QF while Prannoy & Saina ousted

Ross Houston
November 23, 2017

The women's singles event once again saw first seed Tai Tzu-ying of Chinese Taipei put in a stunning performance to come through her match against Japanese player Sayaka Takahashi by a score of 21-17, 21-13 in just 34 minutes of play.

Second-seeded Sindhu is now expected to take on China Open victor Akane Yamaguchi in the next match.

Sindhu dint have to rally hard to beat her Japanese opponent and managed to clinch a commanding victory in straight games.

In men's singles, Prannoy survived a scare against Hong Kong's Hu Yun to win 19-21, 21-17, 21-15 in a match that lasted a little over an hour.

HS Prannoy would be left to rue his missed opportunity.

Even the seventh seeded Chou Tien Chen - Prannoy's possible quarter-final opponent - made a first round exit, leaving the Kerala shuttler as the highest ranked player in his quarter.

Sakai defeated the World No. 10 Indian, 11-21, 21-10, 21-15 to enter the quarter-finals. Ohori issued a late fightback in the second game by winning give points in a row.

While second seed Sindhu eased past Hong Kong's qualifier Leung Yuet Yee 21-18, 21-10, Saina registered a hard-fought 21-19, 23-21 win over Denmark's Mette Poulsen. In the first game, the Indian shuttler was at his best.

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