Incheon: Shuttler PV Sindhu crashed out of the Korea Open on Wednesday, losing her first-round match against USA’s Beiwen Zhang. The reigning world champion Sindhu dominated the first game, winning it 21-7.
However, shuttler from the USA bounced back in the next two games and Sindhu had no answer for the gameplay showed by Zhang.
The world-ranked 11 won the second and the third game 22-24, 15-21 to enter the second round of the tournament.
Sindhu, however still leads the head to head encounter by 5-4.
Earlier in the day, Sai Praneeth lost the first game by 21-9 and got retired midway in the second game after trailing by 11-7.
Later in the day, Saina Nehwal will face Kim Ga Eun from South Korea in the first round.