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Hong Kong Open: Saina, Sindhu in second round, Kashyap, Saurabh crash out

Hong Kong Open: Saina, Sindhu in second round, Kashyap, Saurabh crash out

Hong Kong, Nov 22 (UNI) Star India shuttler Saina Nehwal made a winning start to the ongoing Hong Open Super Series while Parupalli Kashyap and Saurabh Verma crashed out after suffering defeats in the first round here on Wednesday.

Saina defeated Demark's Mette Poulsen 21-19, 23-21 in the first round. Also, PV Sindhu entered the second round after a 21-18, 21-10 win over Hong Kong's Leung Yuet Yee.

In men's singles, Kashyap failed to get past over Le Dong Keun and suffered a 15-21, 21-9, 22-20 loss while Sourabh bowed out of the tournament after a 15-21, 8-21 loss against Indonesia's Tommy Sugiarto.

In the women's doubles, Ashwini Ponappa and Sikki Reddy lost to Chinese duo of Huang Dongping and Li Wenmei 11-21, 21-19, 19-21 in the first round.

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Cameroonian defender André Bikey joins ATK

18 Aug 2018 | 4:22 PM

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18 Aug 2018 | 4:06 PM

Nottingham, Aug 18 (UNI) England skipper Joe Root won the toss and opted to field against India here on Saturday in the third Test of the five-match series.

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Oldest, youngest and richest sports person at 18th Asian Games

18 Aug 2018 | 1:30 PM

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Hopeful of top podium finish this time: Rani Rampal

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