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Indian challenge comes to an end in Victor China Open 2013

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Saina Nehwal

On Thursday, 14th November, 2013, the Indian opportunity came to end with the defeats of Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap and Arundhati Pantawane in the Victor China Open 2013.

In the Men’s Singles category, Parupalli Kashyap was up against the Japanese smasher Kento Momota in his second round match.

The first game of the match was dominated by Kento Momota who rushed to complete his 21 points in no time. After 1-1 on the board, Momota didn’t allow Kashyap to even level the score and won the game by 21-11.

The second game looked balanced when the score was 7-7. After this score, it was Momota and Momota all the way. He showed an energetic performance on the court and defeated Kashyap by 21-12 to rule him out of the China Open 2013.

On the other side, in the Women’s Singles category, the Indian participants disappointed the fans as Saina and Arundhati lost their respective encounters.

Indian Badminton star Saina Nehwal was on the court against the Chinese shuttler Sun Yu.

The first game proved to be in favour of Saina Nehwal as after a leveled score of 4-4, Saina dominated the rest phase of the game and clinched the game comfortably by 21-16.

After losing the first game, Sun Yu came back strongly in the match and overshadowed Saina Nehwal. After a balanced start of the game with 5-5 score, Saina was unable to compete against her Chinese opponent and lost the game by 15-21.

The third and decisive game proved to be a neck-to-neck fight between the two participants. After 8-8 score at one stage, Sun Yu was rushing towards victory with 15-9. But Saina reverted back with strong action and leveled the score 17-17. In the crucial moment of the game, Sun Yu kept her cool and snatched the game by 21-17 and bagged the victory.


The Indian hopes were shattered by the defeat of Arundhati Pantawane. She was defeated by Yihan Wang of China.

Arundhati looked nowhere in the complete match, and lost the first game by 13-21. The same story repeated in the second game as Wang’s agile smashes were too tedious for Arundhati to handle. Wang won the second game by 21-10 to eliminate Arundhati from the China Open 2013.