India’s ace shuttler Saina Nehwal has lost her second round match against China’s Jurui Lee in straight sets on Thursday in Paris. Thursday was a bad day for India. India’s Ajay Jairam lost his match in men’s singles while Commong Wealth Games’ gold medallists Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa lost their second round doubles matches too. With these losses India’s campaign in this tournament comes to an end.
Fourth seeded Saina lost her match in 48 minutes in straight sets 18-21, 29-30. This is the second time in two weeks that Saina has lost her second round match and has been eliminated from the finals. Saina had won her first round match in just 29 minutes against Jee Yao, 21-14, 21-19. Having been eliminated in the second round of the Denmark Open last week Saina was hopeful of a better performance here.
India’s Jairam had defeated compatriot Guruvar.M.V.Saidutt in the first round and had booked his berth in the second round. In the second round Jairam had lost his match to the sixth seeded China’s Jin Chen in 46 minutes by 19-21, 14-21 and was thus eliminated from the tournament. In the women’s competition India’s Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa have lost their second round matches to Korea’s Jung Iun Ha and Ming Jung Kim in just 27 minutes by 13-21, 12-21.