BWF China Open 2019: Saina Nehwal loses in opening clash; Parupalli Kashyap, B Sai Praneeth advance to second round
Olympic bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal crashed out of China Open in Fuzhou on Wednesday following a straight-game opening-round defeat to local favourite Cai Yan Yan.
World Champion PV Sindhu suffered a shock defeat to lower-ranked Pai Yu Po of Chinese Taipei in the opening round to be ousted from the $700,000 China Open on Tuesday.
BWF China Open 2019: Sai Praneeth bows out after losing quarter-final clash against Anthony Sinisuka Ginting
Almost a month after dispatching the Indonesian en route his historic world championships bronze at Basel, world No 15 Praneeth went down to the same opponent 21-16 6-21 16-21 in 55 minutes to end his campaign here.
BWF China Open 2019: India's PV Sindhu suffers shock defeat to Pornpawee Chochuwong; Sai Praneeth reaches quarter-finals
PV Sindhu, an Olympic silver medallist, squandered a first-game advantage to go down 12-21, 21-13, 21-19 to Pornpawee Chochuwong in a match that lasted 58 minutes.
BWF China Open 2019: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty bow out in straight games in second-round men's doubles match
Satwik will return to court, later in the day when he partners Ashwini Ponnappa in the mixed doubles second-round match against Yuki Kaneko and Misaki Matsutomo
BWF China Open 2019: Saina Nehwal ousted by Busanan Ongbamrungphan after straight games defeat in Round 1
London Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal lost 10-21, 17-21 at the hands of the World No 19 Busanan Ongbamrungphan in a match that lasted for 45 minutes.
BWF China Open 2019: India's mixed doubles pair Satwik Rankireddy-Ashwini Ponnappa stuns world no 7 duo to begin tournament with win
World No 26 Satwik and Ashwini showed their grit as they recovered from a mid-game slump to outwit the sixth seeded Indonesian pair 22-20 17-21 21-17 in a 50-minute match to enter the second round of the China Open
BWF China Open 2019: PV Sindhu will need to overcome 'subtle and not-so-subtle handicaps' to reign victorious again
Sindhu faces an additional handicap of not having her charismatic coach in her corner. Kim was unexpectedly called away to attend to her ailing husband, and has not yet been able to provide a date for her return to Hyderabad.
BWF China Open 2019: PV Sindhu eyes World Championship redux, Indian contingent looks to turn around dismal season
For India, PV Sindhu remains the best bet for a podium finish as both HS Prannoy and Kidambi Srikanth have withdrawn due to injuries