Nehwal, India bow out in China
Indian ace Saina Nehwal crashed out of the Asian Badminton Championship, as India wrapped up their campaign on a disappointing note here.
World No 5 Saina lost 13-21, 16-21 to China’s Xiao Jia Chen in the second round yesterday.
In the men’s singles B Sai Praneeth lost to China’s Zhengming Wang 9-21, 18-21. V Diju and Jwala Gutta were defeated 21-14, 11-21, 21-17 in the mixed doubles event by Korean pair of Sa Rang Kim and Hye In Choi.
The other mixed doubles pair of Akshay Dewalkar and Pradnya Gadre lost to Wai Hong Wong and Hoi Wah Chau of Hong Kong 19-21, 7-21, while the women’s doubles pair of Pradnya Gadre and Prajakta Sawant lost to the Thai pair Duanganong Aroonkesorn and Kunchala 17-21, 12-21.