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Olympic champion Li Xuerui out of Australian Open

Xuerui managed to narrow the gap to one point at 17-18, however Sung remained firm and pulled ahead, taking the match 21-17.

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News 30 May 2015, 04:52 IST
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China's Li Xuerui reacts after losing a point against South Korea's Sung Ji Hyun during their women's singles quarter-final match at the Australian Open

Sydney, May 29: World No.7 women's singles shuttler Sung Ji Hyun proved too good for China's reigning Olympic champion Li Xuerui in the quarter-finals of the $750,000 Australian Open Superseries here on Friday night.

The top seed Xuerui fell in the first game, 17-21, after Sung maintained an early lead at the Sydney Olympic Park. World No.2 Xuerui fought back hard, showing her class on the court, taking the second game 21-10, reports Xinhua.

Sung regained her composure in the third, opening up a lead on China's leading lady. Xuerui managed to narrow the gap to one point at 17-18, however Sung remained firm and pulled ahead, taking the match 21-17.

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