Saina Nehwal exits French Open badminton, PV Sindhu, K Srikanth advance

Paris: Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu stormed into the quarterfinals but World Championships bronze medalist Saina Nehwal’s run in the French Open ended with a straight-game loss at the $325,000 Super series event in Paris on October 26.
Sindhu dumped Japan’s Sayaka Takahashi 21-14, 21-13 to set up a revenge match against China’s Chen Yufei. The World No.10 Chinese had knocked Sindhu out in the opening round at Denmark Open.
World Championships silver medalist Sindhu had defeated Spain’s Beatriz Corrales 21-19, 21-18 in the opening round on October 25.
Former World No.1 Saina, however, failed to get across another Japanese World No.5 Akane Yamaguchi, losing 9-21, 21-23 in a 39-minute clash.
This is her second loss to the pint-size dynamo in two weeks. Saina had lost to Yamaguchi in the quarterfinals at Odense.
Title contender and eight seed Kidambi Srikanth beat Hong Kong’s Wong Wing Ki Vincent 21-19, 21-17 in 37 minutes to progress to the men’s singles quarterfinals.

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