Olympic bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal crashed out of the Swiss Open Tremendous 300 event after a hard-fought first-round loss to Phittayaporn Chaiwan of Thailand right here.
The celebrated Indian shuttler battled for 58 minutes earlier than happening 16-21 21-17 21-23 to Chaiwan within the ladies’s singles occasion on Wednesday night time.
The opposite Indian within the occasion, PV Sindhu, nevertheless, entered the spherical of 16 by beating Yigit Neslihan of Turkey 21-16 21-19 in her first-round match.
The second-seeded Sindhu will face Iris Wang of USA in her Spherical of 16 matches afterward Thursday.
Amongst Indian male shuttlers, fourth seed Kidambi Srikanth, fifth seed B Sai Praneeth, Sourabh Verma and Ajay Jayaram have progressed to the final 16 and they’re going to take the court docket towards their respective opponents later within the day
HS Prannoy, Parupalli Kashyap, Lakshya Sen, and Sameer Verma, nevertheless, have made first-round exits from the lads’s singles occasion.