Fuzhou China Open: PV Sindhu exits after losing to Pai Yu Po in first round
The 24-year-old Indian shuttler PV Sindhu crashed out of the Fuzhou China Open after Taiwan's Pai Yu Po won two sets in the first round
Fuzhou: Indian shuttler PV Sindhu on Tuesday (November 5) crashed out of the Fuzhou China Open after losing the first-round match at the Haixia Olympic Center, China.
The 24-year-old faced a defeat at the hands of Taiwan's Pai Yu Po 13-21, 21-18, 19-21 in the encounter that lasted for 74 minutes.
After bagging gold at the BWF World Championships, world number six Sindhu showcased a dismal performance and faced early exits in the Korea Open, Denmark Open, and China Open.
However, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa ranked 30th, defeating Canada's Joshua Hurlburt-Yu and Josephine Wu 21-19 21-19 to make a positive start in the mixed doubles competition.
In men's singles, HS Prannoy, who has recently recovered from dengue, faltered in the opening round, losing 17-21 18-21 to Denmark's Rasmus Gemke.