Returning to court after her early exit from Rio Olympics, Saina Nehwal was knocked out in the first round of China Open 2016. She lost to Porntip of Thailand against whom she had won 9 of the 10 matches played before today. 7th seed Sindhu, HS Prannoy and Jayaram moved to second round. Sai Praneeth is yet to play.
Day 1 Schedule and Results for Indians
Saina Nehwal lost 16-21 21-19 14-21.
PV Sindhu def unseeded Chia Hsin (Taipei) 21-12 21-16.
HS Prannoy def NG Ka Long (Hong Kong) 21-13 20-22 21-17
Ajay Jayaram def Yu Hsien (Taipei) 21-19 21-14
Sai Praneeth lost to Marc Zwiebler (Germany) 21-16 21-9
Before today, HS Prannoy had lost the only match he played against Long (French Open 2015).
Sindhu, Ajay Jayaram, Sai Praneeth played their opponents first time.