Ace India shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap crashed out of the French Open Super Series on Friday.
While Saina went down to World No. 2 Shixian Wang of China in a hard-fought women's singles quarterfinal contest, Kashyap lost 21-15, 13-21, 21-13 to fifth-seeded Chinese shuttler Zhengming Wang.
Seeded fifth, Saina posed quite a challenge to her Chinese rival but in the end it was a case of so close, yet so far for the Indian who lost 19-21, 21-19, 15-21. The battle lasted an hour and 10 minutes.