India’s challenge at French Open ends as Sindhu, Prannoy lose early
World No.8 Sindhu was unable to replicate the form that won her silver at the Rio Olympics, losing 20-22, 17-21 to He Bingjiao of China.Updated: Oct 28, 2016 12:49 IST
India’s hopes at the ongoing French Open Super Series ended after Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu and Swiss Open champion HS Prannoy suffered straight-games losses at the hands of their respective opponents in Paris on Thursday.
World No.8 Sindhu was unable to replicate the form that won her silver at the Rio Olympics, losing 20-22, 17-21 to 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 defeat in the pre-quarterfinal contest that lasted 42 minutes.
Earlier, sixth seed Sindhu had 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
First Published: Oct 28, 2016 12:21 IST