It was a mixed day for India at the Japan Open as four shuttlers, including Saina Nehwal reached the second round, while others bowed out of the singles events of the Super Series badminton tournament here today.
Ace Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap advanced to the second round but Ajay Jayaram, P V Sindhu and women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa failed to cross the opening hurdle of the super series badminton tournament here on Wednesday.
After clinching a silver at the World Championship, world No. 1 Saina Nehwal will look to continue her rampaging form when she opens her campaign at the USD 275,000 Japan Super Series, which gets underway with the qualifiers here tomorrow.
It is not only the Indians who failed to make a mark at the Japan Open, Chinese shuttlers also found the going tough here as star players, Lin Dan and Chen Long, crashed out of the USD 250,000 Super Series tournament here on Friday.
It was curtains for Indian shuttlers at the Japan Open as young Tanvi Lad and women`s doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa suffered defeats in the second round of the USD 250,000 Super Series tournament here on Thursday.