Saina loses; Jwala-Diju disappoint

 
The world number eight Saina went down 13-21, 21-13, 14-21 to Malaysian Wong Mew Choo in a Group A match of the women’s singles event. Saina will now have to win her next two matches against Porntip Buranaprasertsuk of Thailand and Canadian Charmaine Reid to keep her semifinal hopes alive.

Jwala and Diju also failed to bring smile to the Indian camp as the duo lost 15-21, 16-21 to the English pair of Anthony Clark and Donna Kellogg in just 28 minutes.

They now face a similar situation of winning the next two matches to stay afloat.
It was a disappointing outing for Saina. The Hyderabadi played an aggressive game, pocketing 11 smash winners against Wong’s six but she couldn’t handle the deft net play of her rival.

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