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Indians fail in Malaysia Open qualifiers

Press Trust of India
Jan 11, 2012 at 06:36am IST

New Delhi: Indian shuttlers competing in the qualifying round of the Malaysian Super Series suffered contrasting defeats to crash out of the prestigious tournament in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday.

16-year-old prodigy PV Sindhu, who won three senior level titles in 2011 to jump to world number 31, played her heart out before losing 21-17 16-21 18-21 to Lydia Li Ya Cheah in the women's singles qualifiers.

RMV Gurusaidutt too fought hard but could not get past Daren Liew and lost 16-21 21-13 23-25 to the Malaysian in the men's singles competition.

Indians fail in Malaysia Open qualifiers

Top Indian star Saina Nehwal will start her campaign on Wednesday in the women's singles competition.

Anand Pawar also failed to cross the qualifying hurdle and lost 20-22 18-21 to Mohamad Arif Abdul Latif in another men's singles event in a 33-minute match.

Top Indian star Saina Nehwal will start her campaign on Wednesday in the women's singles competition.

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