Hong Kong, Nov 13 : Indian shuttler H.S. Prannoy progressed to the second round of the ongoing Hong Kong Open here on Wednesday.
Prannoy defeated China’s Huang Yu Xiang in straight games 21-17, 21-17 in the first round match.
The 27-year-old had the upper hand in the game as he did not allow his opponent to built the momentum in the 44-minute long encounter.
Earlier in the day, Indian shuttler PV Sindhu advanced to the second round after defeating South Korea’s Kim Ga Eun 21-15, 21-16 in two straight games.
However, Saina Nehwal lost to China’s Cai Yan Yan 13-21, 20-22. After losing the first game, Nehwal tried to make a comeback in the second game but failed to do so.
Nehwal, world number nine, has had a troubled run this year as she has faced exits five times in the first round from tournaments.