China Open: Shuttler PV Sindhu out after thumping defeat

Fuzhou (China): Star Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu crashed out of the China Open World Superseries Premier yesterday after getting defeated in her quarter-finals match to China’s Gao Fangjie.

The Indian player lost her quarter-final match to crash out of the China Open World Superseries Premier here on Friday. The second seed Hyderabadi shuttler was outplayed by Gao 11-21, 10-21 in a one-sided affair which lasted 37 minutes.

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Right from the start, Sindhu never looked in the contention. She struggled against the Chinese shuttler and bowed out tamely.

Sindhu entered the quarter-finals stage by beating Han Yue of China 21-15, 21-13 on Thursday.

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Sindhu has been the lone Indian shuttler in the Super Series as Olympic bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal has already crashed out of the tournament.
Nehwal received a 21-18, 21-11 defeat from World No 4 Akane Yamaguchi, her fourth loss to the Japanese shuttler this year.