Malaysia Open: Indians fail to cross qualifying round

Updated: 10 January 2012 20:31 IST

Indian shuttlers competing in the qualifying round of the Malaysian Super Series suffered contrasting defeats to crash out of the prestigious tournament at Kuala Lumpur.

New Delhi:

Indian shuttlers competing in the qualifying round of the Malaysian Super Series suffered contrasting defeats to crash out of the prestigious tournament at Kuala Lumpur.

16-year-old progidy P V Sindhu, who won three senior level titles in 2011 to jump to world number 31, played her heart out before losing 21-17 16-21 18-21 to Lydia Li Ya Cheah in the women's singles qualifiers.

RMV Gurusaidutt too fought hard but could not get past Daren Liew and lost 16-21 21-13 23-25 to the Malaysian in the men's singles competition.

Anand Pawar also failed to cross the qualifying hurdle and lost 20-22 18-21 to Mohamad Arif Abdul Latif in another men's singles event in a 33-minute match.

Top Indian star Saina Nehwal will start her campaign from Wednesday in the women's singles competition.

Topics : Badminton India Saina Nehwal
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