India Open: Kidambi Srikanth out; Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu cruise

Updated: Feb 02, 2018, 11:09 IST | PTI

Kidambi Srikanth crashed out of the India Open after suffering a shock straight game loss even as title-contenders Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu progressed to the quarter-finals with wins here yesterday

Kidambi Srikanth
Kidambi Srikanth

Kidambi Srikanth crashed out of the India Open after suffering a shock straight game loss even as title-contenders Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu progressed to the quarter-finals with wins here yesterday.

Srikanth suffered a 19-21, 17-21 loss to Malaysian qualifier Defending champion Sindhu dumped Bulgaria’s Linda Zetchiri 21-10, 21-14 to set up a clash with eighth seeded Spaniard Beatriz Corrales, who defeated Ruthvika Shivani Gadde 21-17, 21-10. Saina, who reached the finals at Indonesia Masters last week, mauled Denmark’s Line Hojmark Kjaersfeldt 21-12, 21-11 and will now face American Beiwen Zhang next. B Sai Praneeth defeated Hong Kong’s Hu Yun 21-10, 21-15 P Kashyap beat compatriot Shreyansh Jaiswal 21-19, 19-21, 21-12.

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