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Tokyo Olympics: Fu beats Sutirtha Mukherjee 4-0, as Sutirtha fails to qualify for Round 3 in Women’s

Sutirtha Mukherjee would have liked to continue the form and join Manika Batra in the 3rd round but unfortunately for her, it wasn't to be as she bowed out to the World No. 55, Fu Yu from Portugal in straight sets, 3-11, 3-11, 5-11, 5-11.

Sutirtha Mukherjee on Monday bowed out of the women’s singles event after losing her Round 2 match against Portugal’s Fu Yu here at Tokyo Metropolitan Gym — Table 4 in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. Fu Yu defeated Mukherjee 4-0 and the match lasted for just 23 minutes.

Mukherjee was put on the back foot from the word go as she lost the first two games, and was left with all to do in the following games to have a chance in the match. Fu Yu kept on maintaining her charge and she won Game 3 as well, and she just needed to take one more game to progress to the next round.

Sutirtha looked to have found some momentum in the second game but that was only for some moment as she had no answer to the class and experience of the 42-year-old experienced campaigner, Fu Yu. The Chinese-Portuguese taking the game with a scoreline replicating the first game, 3-11.

Mukherjee was not able to make any sort of comeback, and she ended up losing the first four games and her campaign in the singles event came to an end.


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