PV Sindhu playing badminton
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After having an impressive start against the Indonesian star Gregoria Mariska Tunjung in the campaign opener, World Champion PV Sindhu crashed out of Denmark Open 2019 in the second round. This came after the ace Indian shuttler went down against teen sensation An Se Young of South Korea by 14-21, 17-21 scoreline on Thursday. The entire crowd of Odense Sports Park who was chanting for Sindhu throughout the game remained awestruck when a 17-year-old young player beat the reigning World Champion Sindhu in just 40 minutes of action.

The Korean star gave tough competition to Sindhu right from the beginning of the game as she kept suppressing her in the two-set game. After winning the first set with a comfortable lead in the thrilling encounter, fearless Young then gained enough confidence to dominate the champion shuttler in the last round. As a result, Sindhu disappointingly thrashed out in the prestigious event and Korean teen successfully paved her way to the next round on Friday.

The 24-year-old Indian superstar made it to the second round of Denmark Open 2019 after defeating Indonesia’s Gregoria Mariska Tunjung in the straight game by 22-20, 21-18 margin in just 38 minutes. The fifth-seeded Sindhu clawed her way back in the ongoing tournament after her humiliating early exits in China Open and Korea Open respectively.

Earlier in the day, another Indian badminton star also Sai Praneeth also ruled out of the ongoing tournament after losing to  Kento Momota of Japan in men’s singles competition. The brilliant Japanese opponent handed a 6-21, 14-21 defeat to Praneeth in the second round. The  27-year-old blazing Indian shuttler set his meeting with Momota in the next round of Denmark Open 2019 after beating the Olympic champion Lin Dan of China by 21-14, 21-17 verdict in the exciting campaign opener. But he also fell short against the strong contender in his second round.

In the worth-watching campaign opener former World no. 1 Indian Shuttler Saina Nehwal was also knocked out of the ongoing tournament after losing to Sayaka Takahashi of Japan with a margin of 15-21, 21-23 at Odense Sports Park on Wednesday. The strong Japanese opponent outclassed the experienced Indian shuttler Nehwal in just 37 minutes of action.