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    Russia's No. 1 women's singles player Anastasia Prokopenko crashed out of the Olympic badminton tournament on Tuesday with a narrow defeat to Danish fifth seed Tine Baun.

    Russia's No. 1 women's singles player Anastasia Prokopenko crashed out of the Olympic badminton tournament on Tuesday with a narrow defeat to Danish fifth seed Tine Baun.

    Prokopenko took the first set but eventually succumbed 19-21, 21-15, 21-16 to finish second in Group G.

    The event had started well for the 24-year-old with a straight-sets thumping of Poland's Kamila Augustyn.

    Only the top player in the 16 groups of three athletes qualifies for the next round.

    The Chinese trio of world No. 1 Wang Yihan, Wang Xin, and Li Xuerui top the seeds.

     

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