The inaugural day of the All England Open tournament turned out to be a disappointing one for the Indians with their star shuttler PV Sindhu crashing out in the first round itself at Birmingham on Wednesday.
Barring B Sai Praneeth ,rest of the Indians in action so far failed to cross the first round hurdle.
It was a painful exit for Sindhu. The fifth seed was surprised by unseeded sung Ji Hyun 16-21, 22-20, 18-21. In a marathon battle which lasted for an hour and 20 minutes,the Korean shattered the hopes of sindhu with a hard fought victory.
Sindhu was well in control initially and was leading on few occasions in the first game. The Korean suddenly changed gears and reeled off four consecutive points to claim the opener at 21-16.