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Hong Kong Open: Nehwal Advances To Next Round, Kashyap Bows Out

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  • Saina Nehwal has advanced to the next round of the Hong Kong Open Super Series
  • She defeated Poulsen 21-19, 23-21 in a tough match lasting over 46 minutes
  • In the men's single, however, Parupalli Kashyap bowed out losing to local player Le Dong Keun

Olympic medallist Saina Nehwal has advanced to the next round of the Hong Kong Open Super Series after registering a win over Mette Poulsen of Denmark in the first round of the women's singles at Kowloon.

2010 Hong Kong Open winner Nehwal, defeated Poulsen 21-19, 23-21 in a tough match lasting over 46 minutes.

In the men's singles however, Parupalli Kashyap bowed out losing to local player Le Dong Keun 21-15, 9-21, 20-22.

Sourabh Verma too failed against Indonesia's Tommy Sugiarto, losing 15-21 8-21.

Later today, Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu will take on Hong Kong's Leung Yuet Yee for a place in the second round.

HS Prannoy and Sai Praneeth will also take on their opponents.

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