India’s Saina Nehwal knocked out Olympic champion Carolina Marin of Spain. However India suffered a setback as P.V.Sindhu lost to China’s Chen Yufei and crashed out at the opening round itself. Glasgow World Championship bronze medalist Saina defeated two time world champion 22-20,21-18 in straight sets.She will either face Thailand’s Nitchaon Jindapol or Russia’s Evgeniya Kosetskaya in the next round.
Saina fought really hard to avenge her Japan Open second round loss to the Spanish lass. Sindhu however had a stroke of bad luck and went down fighting to Chen the world’s no 10 in straight sets 17-21,21-23 in a long drawn battle of 43 minutes. She later said that she needed to work harder on her stamina and that she had to beat tougher players in order to retain her position in the top 10.
The Ritz team wishes our Indian girls all the luck in the world.