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Sindhu, Saina & Sameer's campaign ends at Asia Badminton C'ships

Sindhu, Saina & Sameer's campaign ends at Asia Badminton C'ships

New Delhi, Apr 26 (UNI) India's campaign ended at the Asia Badminton Championships after star shuttlers P V Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and unseeded Sameer Verma lost their respective singles matches in the quarter-final in Wuhan, China on Friday.

Sindhu ranked 4th was edged out 19-21, 21-9 by unseeded China's Cai Yanyan within a time period of 31 minutes progressing to semi-final of the tournament.

Earlier, in the tournament Saina's old rival and third seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan defeated the Indian 21-13, 21-23, 21-16 to reach the semi-final.

Sindhu was not in her best shape as she fought well in the first game against lower ranked Chinese player, but in the second game the star shuttler failed to bounce back and lost the decider.

In another match Saina lost her first game, but came back winning the second however in the decider the Japanese player snatched victory.

Sameer Verma was edged out by China's Shi Yuqi 21-10, 21-12 within a time span of 36 minutes in the men's singles quarter-final.



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