At the Asia Badminton Championship in Wuhan, China, Indian challenge ended today with the defeat of both Saina Nehwal and H S Prannoy in the semi-finals.
In the women’s singles, Saina, could not get past world number two and defending champion Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei. She lost in straight games 25-27, 19-21 in an edge-of-the seat thriller.
In the men’s singles, World number 10 Prannoy paid the price for being too erratic. He also went down in straight games 16-21 18-21 to the Olympic champion Chen Long of China in a 52-minute match.