Saina Nehwal yet again failed to crack the code of top seed Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei, losing 20-22, 11-21 in another quarter-final contest
Paris: India’s Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth lost in the quarter-final stage of the French Open here on Friday.
The trio crashed out after suffering straight-game defeats in their respective matches as India's campaign ended in the badminton singles events at the BWF World Tour Super 750 tournament here.
Third seed Sindhu looked a pale shadow of herself as she lost 13-21, 16-21 in 40 minutes against seventh seed He Bingjiao of China on Friday night.
Earlier in the day, Saina yet again failed to crack the code of top seed Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei, losing 20-22, 11-21 in another quarter-final contest.
In men’s singles, fifth seed Srikanth gave a good account of himself but eventually lost steam against top seed Kento Momota of Japan.
Srikanth fought hard in both the games but failed to reach the finishing line, losing 16-21, 19-21 to slump to his seventh consecutive and fifth straight loss this year against the Japanese opponent.
But there was some good news for India in the men's doubles event as the unseeded pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty progressed to the semi-finals after getting the better of compatriots Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy 21-17, 21-11.
(With inputs from PTI)
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Last Updated 27, Oct 2018, 12:30 PM