P V Sindhu's silver medalist and Kidambi Srikanth moved away from the China Open World Tour Super 750 on Friday after losing their matches to qualifying matches. While Sindhu was trying again to pass
He Bingjiao of China singles women, Srikanth fell in straight games in world number 3 Chou Tien Chen in the case of men singles.
Third seed Sindhu, who won three silver medals this season – Commonwealth Games, World Championships and Asian Games – lost 17-21 21-17 15-21 in the eighth seed Chinese.
It was the third loss of the Indian shuttler in Bingjiao, which had defeated her in Open and Open French of Indonesia in July and October of this year.
Later Srikanth paid the price to be very unstable as he lost 14-21 14-21 in 35 minutes to Chen, who was in good shape this season with three titles of five final appearances.
Earlier, left-handed Bingjiao checked the gatherings by executing strokes perfectly and used his touch to overtake Sindhu.
The Indian took the advantage 8-3 early to lose the game that opened but made a sudden return to the second before losing the decider after a delayed charge.
Sindhu had begun to take a lead 4-1 early before moving on to 8-3, but Bingjiao managed to return to 9-9. The duo moved the throat and neck until 15-15, when the Chinese advanced with three straight points. Sindhu reached 17-18 before Bingjiao put the game open.
In the second game, Bingjiao fell to 4-2, but Sindhu turned the tables as he moved to 6-5 and then took a 11-7 lead. She kept a distance, even though the Chinese threw her feet.
In the decision, Bingjiao was more confident than Sindhu as she executed her plan well to get an 11-6 advantage in space. The Chinese managed to make a 15-8 lead, before Siduchu caused a late charge to return to 15-16.
However, Bingjiao did not give the Indian any opportunity after that, as it spilled the other points to snag its place in the semifinals.
In the men's fight, Srikanth did not appear to be a challenge for his Chinese Taipei opponent, who won titles in Germany, Singapore and Korea this year.
Chen played with great confidence, something the Indian seemed to miss during the race as he gave easy points.
In the opening game, Srikanth took a good start to get a 10-8 lead but after the break, Chen dominated the process. Eventually a noisy crash won him the point of the game and sealed it when the return of Srikanth was great.
In the second game, Srikanth fought again and was 4-10 down in a stadium, but he brought a clear smash and two effortless mistakes from his opponent took him to 7-10.
A clear mistake from Srikanth gave 11-7 to Chen in the break.
After breathing, Chen dominated the rally again, even when the Skrike fell into a bunch of errors.
On the eve of 11-18, Srikanth produced another hit to get a point, but Chen soon had eight fight points when the Indian hit a lot.
Srikanth saved two fight points before Chen sealed with another exact return.