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Australian Open Superseries: Nehwal loses to Sun Yu in the quarter-final


Sydney: London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal crashed out of the $750,000 Australia Open Superseries after going down to sixth-seeded Sun Yu of China in a women’s singles quarter-final match here on Friday.

The Chinese shuttler beat Saina 21-17, 10-21, 21-17 in a match that lasted for an hour and 19 minutes and will now take on Nozomi Okuhara, who beat fellow Japanese Sayaka Takahashi in another tie.

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With Saina’s loss, India’s campaign in the women’s singles category ended in the Australian Open as her compatriot P.V. Sindhu also lost her quarter-final match earlier in the day.