Saina Nehwal wins but P.V.Sindhu crashes out of the Denmark Open.

It was a day of mixed emotions for India in the opening round of the Denmark Open as Saina Nehwal knocked out Olympic champion Carolina Marin of Spain but title-contender P.V.Sindhu suffered a straight game loss against China’s Chen Yufei to crash out of the opening round.

Sindhu failed to break the World No.10 Chen and went down 17-21, 21-23 in a 43-minute match. This is her second successive early loss. After clinching the Korea Open she had lost in the second round of Japan Open last month.

Meanwhile, Saina defeated two-time World champion Carolina Marin 22-20, 21-18 to avenge her Japan Open second-round loss to the Spaniard. She will play either Thailand’s Nitchaon Jindapol or Russia’s Evgeniya Kosetskaya in the next round.

She will play either Thailand’s Nitchaon Jindapol or Russia’s Evgeniya Kosetskaya in the next round.

 

Source: PTI
Cover picture source: Freepressjournal
Story by: Anirudh.V