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French Open: India's Saina Nehwal crashes out after loss to Japan's Akane Yamaguchi

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Oct 26, 2017, 9:26 pm IST
Updated Oct 26, 2017, 9:26 pm IST
During the recently-concluded Denmark Open, Akane Yamaguchi had defeated Saina Nehwal in straight games.
Saina Nehwal. (Photo: AFP)
 Saina Nehwal. (Photo: AFP)

Paris: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal on Thursday suffered a loss in straight sets during her French Open Super Series second round match to Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi after the final score read 21-19, 23-21 in favour of the latter.

The Japanese completed yet another win over the Hyderabadi shuttler in just 28 minutes, and completed her second win over the Indian in less than a week.

 

It was in the recently-concluded Denmark Open where the 20-year-old Japanese thrashed the Indian 10-21, 13-21 in straight sets.

It was a poor start by the Indian, trailing 6-11 in the first game, which ended with 21-19. However, Saina showed a fightback in both the games, but her efforts went in vain. In the end, it was a forgettable night for the 27-year-old Hyderabadi as she crashed out of the tournament, with a disappointing loss.

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