Saina Nehwal, Ajay Jayaram crash out of Hong Kong Super Series

Plagued by injuries and inconsistent form, Saina Nehwal has endured the worst season of her career as she has so far failed to win a single title this year.

updated: November 21, 2013 16:46 IST
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Hong Kong: Saina Nehwal's poor run continued this season as she crashed out of the women's singles competition after suffering a narrow defeat against Porntip Buranaprasertsuk of Thailand in the second round of the Hong Kong Super Series badminton tournament in Kowloon on Thursday.

Seventh seed Saina, who improved a rung in the world rankings on Thursday to be sixth, lost 17-21 21-9 15-21 to Porntip, who jumped three places to world number 10, at the Hong Kong Coliseum here.

Ajay Jayaram's campaign in the men's singles competition also came to an end after he went down 18-21 12-21 to Sony Dwi Kuncoro of Indonesia in a 36-minute match.

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