PV Sindhu, Sai Praneeth, Saina Nehwal out of Korea Open; Parupalli Kashyap wins


Indian shuttler PV Sindhu crashed out of the first round in the Korea Open badminton tournament. Sindhu lost to America’s Beiwen Zhang 21-7, 22-24, 15-21. On the other hand, London Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal retired in the first round due to injury. She was trailing 21-19, 18-21 and 1-8 when she retired against South Korea’s Kim Ga Eun.

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In men’s singles match Kashap recorded a comfortable win by 21-16, 21-16 over Lu Chia Hung of Chinese Taipei in 42 minutes. Kashyap will now take on Malaysia’s Liu Deren in the second round. On the other hand, World Championship bronze medallist B Sai Praneeth was also ruled out in the first round. He retired during the second round due to ankle injury against Anders Antonsen of Denmark. He was trailing by 9-21, 7-11 before retiring.



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