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Bali [Indonesia], December 2 (ANI): India duo of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy on Thursday lost their second Group B game in the women's doubles event of the ongoing BWF World Tour Finals.

Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy were defeated by Bulgaria's Gabriela Stoeva and Stefan Stoeva 21-19, 22-20 on Court 2 in a match that lasted for 53 minutes.

On Wednesday, Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy had ended up losing their first game in women's doubles Group B. Nami Matsuyama and Chiharu Shida of Japan defeated the Indian duo 21-14, 21-18 in a match that lasted 43 minutes.

Two-time Olympian Ashwini Ponnappa and her partner N Sikki Reddy are making their BWF World Tour Finals debut this time.

The BWF World Tour Finals is the season-ending tournament of the BWF World Tour, where the top-eight players/pairs in the season's rankings are granted entry.

The players/pairs are divided into two groups of four each. Each player/pair will play every other player/pair in their group in a round-robin format, with the top-two in each group progressing to the semi-finals. (ANI)

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