China Open 2018: Saina Nehwal crashes out

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China Open 2018: Saina Nehwal crashes out
China Open 2018: Saina Nehwal crashes out

New Delhi : Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out of the USD one million China Open World Tour Super 1000 tournament in Changzhou. 

Two-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist Saina Nehwal was unable to take advantage of her first game lead over Sung Ji-Hyun of South Korea and suffered a 22-20, 8-21, 14-21 defeat in 48 minutes.

However, PV Sindhu in another women championship game progressed to the pre quarterfinals of the game. Sindhu, the Rio Olympic silver-medallist, defeated World No. 39 Saena Kawakami  21-15, 21-13 in the opening round at the Olympic Sports Center Xincheng Gymnasium.

Meanwhile, the men’s doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy, the national champions, defeated Chinese Taipei’s Liao Min Chun and Su Ching-Heng 13-21 21-13 21-12 in 39 minutes to enter the second round.