Saina Nehwal crashes, PV Sindhu continues to second round

India aasshuttler Saina Nehwal crashed Tuesday in the first round of the China Open after losing to Sung Ji Hyun from South Korea. Olympic medalist Saina suffered a 22-20, 8-21, 14-21 loss in the opening round of the competition.

Olympic and world champion silver medalist PV Sindhu progressed to the pre-quarter final. Sindhu, who won the China Open title in 2016, defeated World No. 39 Saena Kawakami of Japan 21-15, 21-13 in the opening round.

In men doubling Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy beat Liao Min Chun of Chinese Taipei and Su Ching Heng with 13-21, 21-13, 21-12 in 39 minutes to enter the second round.

Saina had an impressive start in the first game. She won the hard-fought opening game 22-20.

After losing the opening game, Sung Ji Hyun gave Saina no chance and beat the London Olympic medalist in style.

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