Battling poor form, Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal once again crushed to first round defeat at the USD 400000 Hong Kong Open on Wednesday.
The eighth seed Nehwal lost to Cai Yan Yan of China in straight sets 13-21, 20-22 in the first round.
Earlier in China Open, Nehwal had faced similar first round exit to Cai Yan Yan. This is Nehwal’s fifth first round exit after her return from injury in her last six tournaments.
Similarly, Indian shuttler World no.16 Sameer Verma faced opening round exit to Wang Tzu Wei in three sets 11-21, 21-13 and 8-21.