Saina Nehwal knocked out of All England Badminton Championship
Birmingham: India’s badminton star has been knocked out of All England Badminton Championship on Friday in the quarter-finals after losing to World Number 1 Tai Tzu Ying by 15-21, 19-21.
Meanwhile, Kidambi Srikanth has advanced to the second round by beating French Brice Leverdez 21-13, 21-11 on Wednesday.
PV Sindhu and HS Prannoy’s campaign had ended in the first round of All England Badminton Championship.
Premier shuttler PV Sindhu was knocked out in the first round after she lost 16-21, 22-20, 18-21 to unseeded Sung Ji Hyun. The marathon contest between fifth seed Sindhu and the South Korean lasted for an hour and 21 minutes. While HS Prannoy’s campaign ended on a disappointing note as he lost a closely fought contest 19-21, 19-21 to compatriot Sai Praneeth in the first round.