PARIS, Oct 24: Leading Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal suffered a stunning defeat in straight games against Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand in the women�s singles quarterfinals of the $275,000 French Open Superseries here on Friday.
Top seed and world No.2 Saina lost 9-21, 15-21 in 39 minutes against 2013 world champion Ratchanok at the Stade Pierre de Coubertin to bring an end to the Indian campaign at the tournament. With this win, 20-year-old world No.7 Ratchanok improved her head-to-head record to 4-6 against the 25-year-old Olympic bronze medallist and 2015 World Championships silver medallist. Saina was not at her best on Friday and Ratchanok pounced on every mistakes and weaknesses shown by the Indian. � IANS