Sindhu ousted by Shixian in India Open

New Delhi: Indian favourite P.V. Sindhu was ousted by China’s Shixian Wang in the women’s singles first round of the India Open Super Series badminton here Wednesday.

The second seeded Shixian won 21-15, 12-21, 21-10 in a marathon match which lasted an hour and nine minutes at the Siri Fort Sports Complex.

Earlier, Parupalli Kashyap caused an upset by beating Chinese sixth seed Zhengming Wang 21-12, 17-21, 21-12 in exactly an hour in the men’s singles opener.