Curtains on Indian hopes

  • PTI, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Jun 11, 2011 00:42 IST

Indian challenge ended in the Thailand Open Grand Prix after  shuttler Saina Nehwal and two others suffered contrasting defeats in the quarter-finals at Bangkok on Thursday.

Top seed Saina lost 13-21, 12-21 to seventh seed Xuerui Li of China in  women’s singles. Among men, P Kashyap and Sourabh Verma also failed in the quarter-final.

Up against top seed Chinese Chen Long, Kashyap found the going tough and suffered a 18-21, 5-21 loss.

Sourabh, however, put up a brave fight against third seed Korean Sung Hwan Park before going down 21-16, 16-21, 11-21 in more than an hour.


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