WSF Women's team c'ship: India bows out with loss to France

With two defeats in three ties, India's challenge ended in the group stage.

Sunayna Kuruvilla lost the opening match against France. (File Photo)   -  V. Ganesan

France defeated India 3-0 to advance into the quarterfinal round from Group C in the WSF world women's team championship here on Thursday.

With two defeats in the Group league, India bowed out of the main draw and will now fight for the placings. After losing to USA in the first tie, India scripted a 3-0 win over host China to keep its hopes alivee, but the team found the going tough against higher seeded France and falied to make the playoffs.

The top French player Camille Sereme, who had stopped Joshna Chinappa just a few days ago in the China Open event in Shanghai, opened the account with an easy outing against Sunayna Kuruvilla. Sereme won 11-4, 11-5, 11-6, the match lasting just 22 minutes.

Aparajitha Balamurukan next went down in straight games to Enora Villard, losing 11-7, 12-10, 11-6. Coline Aumard completed the formalities beating Tanvi Khanna 11-5, 11-5, 11-6.