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Tuesday, 22 October 2019 11.31 AM IST

Saina Nehwal crashes out of China Open

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CHANGZHOU: Star Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out of the China Open Super 1000 tournament after suffering a first round defeat to Thailand’s Busanan Ongbamrungphan in the women’s singles on September 18.

The London Olympic bronze medalist lost 10-21 17-21 at the hands of the World No. 19 Ongbamrungphan in a match that lasted for 45 minutes. It was the former world number one’s second successive defeat to the Thai player. The 29-year-old Saina has struggled for form following her recovery from injuries.

Nehwal started her season with a win at the Indonesia Open but has failed to reach another final on the BWF circuit for the rest of the season. Reigning world champion P V Sindhu will start her campaign later in the day with a match against former Olympic champion Li Xuerui in the opening round.

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