In badminton, star shuttlers P V Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and B Sai Praneeth made first-round exits at the Korea Open at Incheon today.
Parupalli Kashyap was the lone Indian to survive in the event. Kashyap registered a comfortable 21-16, 21-16 victory over Lu Chia Hung of Chinese Taipei in a men’s singles match.
World Champion Sindhu bowed out of the tournament after going down 7-21, 24-22, 15-21 at the hands of USA’s Beiwen Zhang.
Both Sai Praneeth and Saina Nehwal retired due to health reasons.