In swiss open day: Saina Nehwal has been knocked out. The Olympics bronze medalist Saina Nehwal has been knocked out in the first round of the swiss open. She suffered a shocking defeat from Thailand’s lower-ranked Phittayaporn Chaiwan in Basel on Wednesday.
The scoreboard was alike 16-21, 21-17, 21-23 & not in favor of Saina Nehwal.
Besides, Saina Nehwal won the initial stages, by her consistent returns and building up of a lead with her steady mid- court base.
The 20-year-old, Chaiwan took advantage of an Indian badminton player’s poor court by hitting through the lead by the mid-game break as 11- 10.
The Thai player then focused on hitting shuttles to unsettle Saina Nehwal and dealt with the rallies is to pull away.
However, Saina Nehwal was also the swiss open champion of 2011 and 2012.
The Swiss open is the first event of the extended Olympic qualifications will end on June 15 this year.