Gilmour suffers defeat in China

Kirsty Gilmour suffered a disappointing defeat in the first round of the Victor China Open today.

Scotland’s No.1 went into the match having won two of her previous three matches against Sayaka Takahashi but she was unable to improve that record as the Japanese player won 21-18 21-9.

Gilmour pushed her opponent all the way in the first game but from 8-8 in the second it was one way traffic as Takahashi scored 13 of the next 14 points.

Gilmour will now focus her attention on the Korea Open from 25-30 September.