P V Sindhu, K Srikanth ousted from China Open

Fuzhou: Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth were ousted from the China Open World Tour Super 750 after losing their singles quarterfinals matches here on Friday.

Sindhu yet again struggled to go past China’s He Bingjiao in women’s singles, while Srikanth fell in straight-games to world number 3 Chou Tien Chen in the men’s singles event.

Third seeded Sindhu, who clinched three silver medals this season — Commonwealth Games, World Championship and Asian Games — lost 17-21 21-17 15-21 to the eighth seeded Chinese.

It was Indian shuttler’s third loss to Bingjiao, who had defeated her at the Indonesia Open and French Open in July and October this year.

In the men’s singles match, Srikanth lost to world number 3 Chou Tien Chen, 14-21, 14-21.

Chen, who had won titles in Germany, Singapore and Korea this year, played with a lot of confidence, something which the Indian seemed to have lacked during the match as he gave away easy points.

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