Singapore Open: Sindhu in semis, Saina exits


Sports | Written by : IANS| Updated: Fri, Apr 12, 2019, 07:20 PM


Singapore Open: Sindhu in semis, Saina exits

Singapore, April 12 (IANS) Saina Nehwal's disappointing show continued at the Singapore Open as the shuttler crashed out of the tournament while PV Sindhu entered the semi-finals here on Friday.

Saina lost in straight games 8-21, 13-21 in the 36-minute affair to Japan's Nozomi Okuhara, who was in her top form and the Indian had no answer to her attacking play.

In a different women's singles quarterfinal match, Rio Olympic Games silver-winner Sindhu defeated world No.18 Cai Yanyan of China 21-13, 17-21, 21-14 in the 59-minute contest. Sindhu will next face former world champion Okuhara.

This is Sindhu's second semi-final of the season, following a last-four finish at the India Open in March.

Meanwhile, Kidambi Srikanth also bowed out of the tournament as he went down against top seed Kento Momota, 18-21, 21-19, 9-21 in 67 minutes.