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Saina Nehwal out of Hong Kong Open

ANI
Published : Nov 13, 2019, 9:14 am IST
Updated : Nov 13, 2019, 9:14 am IST

Nehwal was defeated by China's Cai Yan Yan 13-21, 20-22.

Shuttler Saina Nehwal on Wednesday was knocked out of the ongoing Hong Kong Open after facing a defeat in the first round. (Photo: AFP)
 Shuttler Saina Nehwal on Wednesday was knocked out of the ongoing Hong Kong Open after facing a defeat in the first round. (Photo: AFP)

Hong Kong: Shuttler Saina Nehwal on Wednesday was knocked out of the ongoing Hong Kong Open after facing a defeat in the first round.

Nehwal was defeated by China's Cai Yan Yan 13-21, 20-22.

The Chinese made an aggressive start to the match and she did not allow Nehwal to get into her groove.

After losing the first game, Nehwal tried to make a comeback in the second game, but the Chinese was up to the task and she wrapped up the match quite comprehensively.

The world number nine Nehwal has had a troubled run in this year as she has now faced exits from a tournament in the first round five times.

Earlier this year, Cai Yan Yan had knocked out Nehwal in the first round of the China Open.

Later in the day, BWF World Championships gold medalist PV Sindhu would be in action as she would face South Korea's Kim Ga Eun.

Tags: hong kong open, saina nehwal
Location: Hong Kong, Hongkong, Victoria