Basel: The Indian challenge came to an end at the USD 125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold on Saturday after World No 9 PV Sindhu lost to China's Sun Yu 21-18, 12-21, 19-21 in the semi-finals. Earlier in the day, third seed Parupalli Kashyap lost to World No 27 Houwei Tian 17-21, 11-21 in 42 minutes.
On Friday evening, Sindhu had produced an emphatic performance to stun recently-crowned All England champion Shixian Wang and breeze into the last four.
Seventh seed Sindhu played a dominating game to assert her supremacy over the two-time All England Champion with a 21-17, 21-15 win in 45-minutes. It was Sindhu's third win over Shixian in as many matches.
Last year she had humbled the Chinese in the quarter-finals of the World Championship. Meanwhile, Olympic bronze medallist Saina was ousted in the quarter-finals here by world number three Yihan Wang.