Sridhar loses to Wan Ho

In a men’s first-round match, Anup Sridhar lost 13-21, 21-15, 20-22 in a 55-minute contest to Wan Ho Shon of Korea. Compatriot Chetan Anand went down 21-12, 15-21, 18-21 to Kenichi Tago of Japan in 52 minutes.

Indians did no better in the doubles events as mixed doubles sixth seeds Jwala Gutta and V Diju lost 19-21, 21-17, 18-21 to Japan’s Hirokatsu Hashimoto and Mizuki Fujii.
There was more disappointment for Jwala Gutta as she and Ashwini Ponappa went down fighting to 15-21, 21-18, 9-21 to top seeds Eei Hui Chin and Pei Tty Wong of Malaysia in women’s doubles.

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