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All England Badminton Open: Sung Ji Hyun clinches nail biting quarterfinal against Sania Nehwal

Indian Challenge Came To An End At The All England Open Badminton Championships With PV Sindhu And Saina Nehwal Crashing Out Of Quarter-final Matches On Friday.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Gautam Lalotra | Updated on: 11 Mar 2017, 10:22:25 AM
Saina Nehwal - File Photo (getty)

New Delhi:

Indian challenge came to an end at the All England Open Badminton Championships with PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal crashing out of quarter-final matches on Friday.

Sindhu lost to Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying and Sania Nehwal lost to Sung Ji Hyun of Korea respectively on Friday.

Olympic silver medallist Sindhu failed to overcome World No 1 Ying and crashed out of the championship with a straight-game loss. However, Saina put up brave show before going down 20-22, 20-22 to World No 3 Hyun in a match that lasted 53 minutes.

World No 6 Sindhu, who had beaten Tai Tzu en route to winning the Rio Games silver, was incostinent and couldn't break the defence of the Chinese Taipei shuttler, to go down 14-21, 10-21 in 34 minutes at the Barclaycard Arena. With this win, Tai Tzu entered her third successive semi-finals of the prestigious tournament.

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First Published : 11 Mar 2017, 09:41:00 AM

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