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Kirsty Gilmour Sudirman 2013Kirsty Gilmour's challenge at the Yonex Denmark Open came to an end in Odense last night.

Scotland's top women's singles player found fourth seed Saina Nehwal too strong in their last 16 clash and went down 21-12 21-7 to the Indian star who will defend her Commonwealth title in Glasgow next summer.

The 20-year-old from Bothwell had a second chance to make the quarter-finals of this Premier event on the OSIM BWF Superseries circuit when she and Edinburgh's Jillie Cooper took on Bao Yixin and Tang Jianhua, the Chinese pair who beat Imogen Bankier in the semi-finals on the way to last weekend's Dutch title. But the Chinese came out on top 21-11 21-10.

The Scots will be back in action next week when the Superseries heads for Paris and the Yonex French Open. Gilmour plays singles as well as doubles with Cooper, while Bankier partners Robert Blair and Bulgaria's Petya Nedelcheva in her two doubles events. Longniddry's Paul Van Rietvelde is back in partnership with England's Marcus Ellis after sitting out the Dutch event.

Meanwhile Glasgow's Kieran Merrilees, Scotland's top men's singles player, starts his Swiss International challenge in Yverdon-les-Bains when he tackles French qualifier Yoann Turlan this afternoon.

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