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

Sixteen-year-old P.V. 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.

R.M.V. 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.

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.

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