Changzhou (China): Reigning world champion PV Sindhu made an early exit from the China Open after shedding a three-game thriller towards Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochuwong within the girls’s singles pre-quarterfinals right here on Thursday.
Sindhu, an Olympic silver medallist, squandered a first-game benefit to go down 12-21 21-13 21-19 to Pornpawee in a match that lasted 58 minutes right here.
Doubles specialist Satwiksairaj Rankireddy additionally had a dismal day as he suffered twin defeats, shedding each the boys’s doubles and combined doubles pre-quarterfinals.
In males’s doubles, Satwik and Chirag Shetty, ranked 15th on the planet, ran out of steam after an honest begin towards fourth-seeded Japanese pair of Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda and went down 19-21 8-21 within the second-round match that lasted 33 minutes.
That is the second time Satwik and Chirag have misplaced to the mix of Kamura and Sonoda this yr. They’d misplaced to the world no.four pair on the Japan Open in July.
Satwik then paired up together with his combined doubles accomplice Ashwini Ponanappa however the duo couldn’t get previous Yuki Kaneko and Misaki Matsutomo, shedding 11-21 21-16 12-21 to the Japanese pair.
Sindhu, who got here into the match with a 3-Zero lead towards Pornpawee, dominated the primary recreation as she lead 7-1 early on however the Thai shuttler decreased the deficit to 10-11 on the break.
Nevertheless, Sindhu reeled off eight straight factors after the interval to leap to 19-10 and ultimately sealed the primary recreation comfortably.
Within the second recreation, Pornpawee modified gears and moved to a 5-1 benefit initially. Sindhu clawed again to 7-9 earlier than the Thai teenager jumped to 15-7 with six straight factors and held her fort to roar again into the competition.
The decider began on a fair notice because the duo fought arduous, transferring collectively until 6-6 when Sindhu surged forward to get pleasure from a 11-7 cushion on the break.
Nevertheless, Pornpawee saved respiration down Sindhu’s neck and slowly moved to 15-19. From there, the Thai shuttler blasted six factors to go away the Indian shocked.
Amongst different Indians in fray, Parupalli Kashyap and B Sai Praneeth may even be in motion, whereas Ponnappa and N Siki Reddy will tackle the second seeded Japanese duo of Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi within the second spherical of the ladies’s doubles competitors.