Sindhu's post-Rio struggle continues; loses to 19-year-old in France
- Sindhu lost to unseeded He Bingjiao 20-22, 17-21 in the second round of French Super Series.
- Earlier, Sindhu faced a second-round exit even in Denmark Super Series.
- She will next be in action next month in China.
Following Sindhu's silver-medal finish at the Rio Olympics 2016, she has failed to do well in the BWF tournaments. It was the second time she exited early after her run at the Olympics.
She earlier ousted of Denmark Super Series 2016 after losing in the second round.
Sindhu narrowly missed on the first game where despite giving a tough fight she lost it 20-22. However, the 19-year-old unseeded Chinese dominated the second game right from the start.
The World No. 10, who is yet to triumph in a BWF Super Series tournament, was India's only hope in women's singles in the absence of injured Saina Nehwal.
Meanwhile, even in men's singles, India's campaign came to an end with HS Prannoy's loss in the second round. The Indian lost to the fifth seed, Chou TC of China, 19-21, 16-21.
The Indians will be next seen in action in the upcoming China Super Series Premier; that is scheduled to begin on November 15. India's ace shuttler, Saina, is expected to make her comeback in China.
Earlier, the World No. 6, who has been undergoing a rehabilitation program for her knee injury, said she was hopeful to return to the international arena next month.
"My name is there in China Series. My physio (Matthews) feels I can do it, and I'll accordingly decide on playing in the China Super Series Premier. I have two-and-half weeks more to see how well I move on the court and how better I recover," Saina added.