Tokyo, Sept. 10 - World number one shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out of the Japan Open Superseries after suffering a straight set defeat against unseeded Japanese Minatsu Mitani in the second round at Tokyo on Thursday.
Nehwal, who was seeded second in the tournament, was beaten 21-13, 21-16 in a 40-minute contest against superior opponent Mitani.
Mitani also pulled off a big upset when she trounced India's PV Sindhu in the opening round on Wednesday.
The result means India's challenge in women's singles has come to an end.
Tokyo, Sept. 8 - The Japan Super Series badminton tournament gets underway with the qualifiers in Tokyo on Tuesday and World No. 1 Saina Nehwal will look to continue her rampaging form when she opens her campaign at the 275,000 US Dollar event tomorrow.
Saina will play against Thailand's Busanan Ongbumrungpan in her first match.
Among other Indians, World No. 4 Kidambi Srikanth is the only one to be seeded in men's singles. He will take on Scott Evans of Ireland in the opening match. (ANI)
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