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Saina Nehwal withdraws from India Open

Saina Nehwal says she was advised to get admitted to treat her illness.

Saina Nehwal says she was advised to get admitted to treat her illness.  

Fails to recover from acute gastroenteritis problem

Saina Nehwal on Wednesday pulled out of the Indian Open BWF World Tour Super 500 which begins here Tuesday, after failing to recover from an acute gastroenteritis problem.

Saina, who turned 29 last Monday, had played through pain during the All England Championships after suffering from acute gastroenteritis and mild pancreatitis ahead of the tournament.

She was forced to withdraw from the Swiss Open last week and was admitted to hospital for treatment.

On Wednesday, Saina informed Badminton Association of India (BAI) about her decision to withdraw from the $350,000 tournament on medical grounds.

“She has not been well since the All England Championship. She sent the letter to withdraw citing stomach pain,” a BAI official told PTI on condition of anonymity.

Last week, Saina, who had reached the quarterfinals of the All England, had broken the news that she was advised to get admitted to treat her illness.

“So some sad news was really going through acute stomach pain from last Monday... managed to play few matches in All England with lot of pain ... decided to skip Swiss open and come back to India and find out the issue,” she had written in her social media account.

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