Sindhu crashes, ends India’s Australian Open challenge ends

Sindhu crashes, ends India’s Australian Open challenge ends

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Sydney, Jun 6: India's PV Sindhu lost to Thailand's Nitchaon Jindapol in the second round, crashing out of the $150,000 Australian Open World Tour Super 300 tournament, here on Thursday.
This led to the end of the Indian challenge in the cash-rich tournament. Earlier, in the second round of men's singles, India's sixth-seeded Sameer Verma, B Sai Praneeth and 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Parupalli Kashyap had lost to their respective oppnents, while men's double pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty also crashed out of the tournament.
The world number fifth Sindhu failed to overpower the 29th ranked Nitchaon Jindapol. The Thailand player defeated Sindhu 19-21,18-21 in 49 minutes.
The sixth seed Sameer lost to Wang Tzu Wei of Chinese Taipei 21-16, 7-21, 21-13, while Praneeth was defeated by Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia 25-23, 21-19.
China's Lin Dan defeated Kashyap in the singles, while men's doubles also bit dust in the ongoing tournament.
Though Satwiksairaj and Chirag put up a good fight, but failed to get cross the second-seeded pair of China's Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen. The Chinese pair took 35 minutes to beat the Indian pair 21-19, 21-18.