World Badminton C'ships: Saina, Kashyap crash out

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Guangzhou (China), Aug 9: India's ace shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out of World Badminton Championships quarter-finals on Friday, losing to South Korean Bae Yeon Ju.

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The fourth seed Saina lost to the 16th seed Bae Yeon Ju 21-23, 9-21 in a 40-minute match at the Tianhe Indoor Stadium.

The South Korean counterpart took advantage over Saina's errors and booked her place in the last four.

World C'ship: Saina, Kashyap crashes out

Meanwhile the only Indian hope in men's category Parupalli Kashyap also lost to the World No.3 Du Pengyu of China 21-16, 20-22, 15-21 in the quarter-finals.

Earlier the tenth seeded Sindhu defeated the London Olympics silver medalist Wang Yihan 21-18, 23-21 in 55 minutes in the women's singles third round at the Tianhe Indoor Stadium.

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