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Swiss Open: Saina Nehwal surrenders to Thai Phittayaporn Chaiwan within the first spherical

The well-known Indian shuttle fought for 58 minutes earlier than shedding 16-21, 21-17, 21-23 to Chaiwan within the girls’s singles Wednesday evening.

File picture of Saina Nehwal. Reuters

Basel: Olympic bronze medalist Saina Nehwal has withdrawn from the Swiss Open Tremendous 300 match after a relentless first spherical loss to Phittayaporn Chaiwan of Thailand right here.

The well-known Indian shuttle fought for 58 minutes earlier than shedding 16-21, 21-17, 21-23 to Chaiwan within the girls’s singles Wednesday evening.

The opposite Indian of the occasion, PV Sindhu, nevertheless, entered the spherical of 16, defeating Yigit Neslihan of Turkey 21-16 21-19 in her first spherical match.

Second-seeded Sindhu will face Iris Wang of the USA in his spherical of 16 later Thursday.

Among the many Indian male commuters, fourth seed Kidambi Srikanth, fifth seed B Sai Praneeth, Sourabh Verma and Ajay Jayaram superior to the final 16 and they’ll take the court docket towards their respective opponents later within the day.

HS Prannoy, Parupalli Kashyap, Lakshya Sen and Sameer Verma, nevertheless, made outings within the first spherical of the lads’s singles occasion.

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