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Saina Nehwal knocked out of Thailand Masters

22 Jan 2020, 21:55 GMT+10

Bangkok [Thailand], Jan 22 (ANI): Shuttler Saina Nehwal on Wednesday was knocked out of the ongoing Thailand Masters after losing her first-round match.

Denmark's Line Kjaersfeldt defeated her 21-13, 17-21, 21-15.

Earlier in the day, HS Prannoy also crashed out of the tournament.

Pranoy was outclassed by Malaysia's Liew Daren 21-17, 20-22, 21-19 in 68 minutes.

Shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Sameer Verma also made an exit from Thailand Masters 2020 after losing their first-round matches.

Srikanth lost to Indonesia's Shesar Hiren Rhustavito 21-12, 14-21, 11-21 in 48 minutes. His dismal form continues and this is his third consecutive first-round loss of the year and the second straight defeat to Rhustavito.

Sameer Verma was outplayed 16-21, 15-21 by Malaysia's Lee Zii Jia in just 38 minutes. (ANI)

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