China Open: India’s campaign over after Sindhu, Srikanth lose in quarters
Changzhou: Top shuttlers PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth lost their quarterfinal matches on Friday, drawing the curtains on India’s campaign at the USD one million China Open BWF World Tour Super 1000 tournament here.
After Srikanth was ousted 9-21 11-21 by reigning world champion Kento Momota of Japan, third seed Sindhu went down fighting 11-21 21-11 15-21 to World No. 6 Chen Yufei of China in a hard-fought contest, which lasted 52 minutes.
Sindhu had beaten the 20-year-old Chen four times in their last six meetings but on Friday she couldn’t curb her errors or find a way to break her opponent’s superior game plan.