Saina falls, Srikanth offers walkover


Bangkok, January 14

Star Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal was knocked out of the Thailand Open Super 1000 after losing in the women’s singles second round to Thailand’s Busanan Ongbamrungphan here today. Saina managed to grab the opening game but ran out of steam in the end, losing 23-21 14-21 16-21 in 68 minutes.

In the men’s singles, former world No. 1 Kidambi Srikanth was forced to give a walkover to Lee Zii Jia after pulling a muscle in his right leg.

Earlier, the men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty bowed out. — PTI



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