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PV Sindhu loses in Hong Kong Open final

Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu went down in straight games to Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying in the Hong Kong Open Super Series final on Sunday.

With this Sindhu's quest for a second successive women's singles title ended in disappointment.

Sindhu lost 15-21, 17-21 in a clash which lasted 41 minutes.

World No. 3 and fourth seed Tzu Ying established her command of the match right from the first game itself and delivered a near-perfect all-round performance to be ahead 18-11.

She won the opening game without much of a trouble. Sindhu, on the other hand, was found wanting in her net-play against a swift-moving rival.