Indian challenge at All-England badminton ends

March 6th, 2008 - 3:41 pm ICT by admin  

London, March 6 (IANS) India’s challenge at the All-England Badminton Championship came to an early end with Saina Nehwal going down to Yu Hiryama of Japan in a close three-setter in women’s singles first round. Saina gave a scare to Hiryama but finally went down 18-21, 21-18, 18-21 Wednesday.

In women’s doubles, Jwala Gutta and Shruti Kurian lost 3-21, 9-21 against top seed Yili Wei and Yawen Zhang of China in the first round.

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