The Indian campaign of India’s $ 775,000 Danish Open ended disappointingly with the trioka of PV Sindhu, B Sai Praneeth and Sameer Verma – all of which escaped after suffering losses in a straight match on Thursday.
World champion Sindhu, fifth seed, but once again struggled to catch the recent early exit trend when she was eliminated after she lost 14-21 17-21 to South Korea’s An Se Young in the fight. women’s 40 second round clash at the BWF World Championship Super 750 event.
This is Sindhu, the third consecutive exit from a tournament since the announcement of the World Championship in Basel, Switzerland in August.
The 24-year-old Indians lost in the second round and the first round in the China Open and the Korea Open respectively in the last two events.
It turned out to be a gloomy day for Indian players in general like B Sai Praneeth, Sameer Verma and Men’s Doubles Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty also went down in straight matches in their second round.
Sindhu and Co. rolled eyes of fortune in Denmark expanded
While Praneeth was surpassed by Japanese world champion Kento Momota 6-21 14-21 in another domination program, Sameer lost 12-21 10-21 to Olympic champion Chen Long of China.
The Thai Open Champions Satwik and Chirag also suffered a 16-21 15-21 defeat to the Chinese sixth seed combining Han Cheng Kai and Zhou Hao Dong in the men’s doubles Hiep.
At the end of the day, Pranaav Chopra and N Sikki Reddy fought bravely before defeating 24-26 21-13 11-21 to pair the Malaysian seed of Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying in the mixed doubles competition.
In the 40-minute women’s singles match, North Korea, Se Se Young displayed great control and precision as she didn’t allow Sindhu to carry out her game plan.
The Koreans took the lead 6-1 early but Sindhu narrowed it to 7-8 at a stage, raising expectations for a change of scenario.