Fuzhou (China): Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth were ousted from the China Open World Tour Super 750 Friday after losing their singles quarterfinals matches here.
While Sindhu yet again struggled to go past China’s He Bingjiao in women’s singles, Srikanth fell in straight-games to World No.3 Chou Tien Chen in the men’s singles event.
Third seeded Sindhu, who clinched three silver medals this season – Commonwealth Games, World Championship and Asian Games – lost 17-21, 21-17, 15-21 to the eighth seeded Chinese.
It was Indian shuttler’s third loss to Bingjiao, who had defeated her at the Indonesia Open and French Open in July and October this year.
Later Srikanth paid the price for being too erratic as he lost 14-21, 14-21 in 35 minutes to Chen, who has been in good form this season with three titles from five final appearances.
Earlier, the left-handed Bingjiao controlled the rallies by executing her strokes perfectly and used her deft touch to outwit Sindhu. The Indian frittered away 8-3 advantage early on to lose the opening game but made a roaring comeback in the second before losing the decider after a late charge.
In the men’s singles match, Srikanth never seemed to pose a challenge to his Chinese Taipei opponent, who won titles in Germany, Singapore and Korea this year. Chen played with a lot of confidence, something which the Indian seemed to have lacked during the match as he gave away easy points.