Bangkok: Saina Nehwal’s comeback after injury in Thailand Open remained a short affair and she suffered a three-game defeat to lower-ranked Sayaka Takahashi of Japan.
Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal lost the Thailand Open, initially, Kidambi faced three-game defeat to local Khosit Phetpradab and soon after Saina Nehwal exited out of the tournament. sport
World number 10 Srikanth lost to Phetpradab, ranked 32 in the world, 21-11, 16-21, 12-21 in an hour and three minutes to crash out. Further, Parupalli Kashyap was also outplayed by Indonesia Open winner Chou Tien Chen of Taiwan 9-21, 14-21 and exited the tournament. sport
Following Srikanth’s and Kashyap exit, Saina Nehwal defeated by Japan’s Sayaka Takahashi 21-16, 11-21, 14-21 in 48 minutes. Saina who returned from an injury was struggling during the game to cover the court properly.
Saina Nehwal was India’s hope in women’s singles at the Thailand Open, as earlier PV Sindhu who pulled out of the tournament. Earlier, Sindhu had reached the final at Indonesia Open after which she made the last-eight at Japan Open. latest sports news headlines
However, India’s men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty defeated Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Ardianto 21-17, 21-19 to reach the quarter-finals. latest sports news headlines