Saina loses in Indonesia Masters final

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 29 Jan 2018 10:35:36



STAR Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal was outplayed by Chinese Taipei’s top seeded Tai Tzu Ying in the final of the $350,000 Indonesia Masters World Tour Super 500 here on Sunday.
World No 1 Tai took only 27 minutes to win 21-9, 21-13 as she unleashed an array of strokes to floor the 2012 Olympic bronze medallist.

Saina, thus registered her seventh straight defeat against the world No 1—who leads the head-to-head battle 9-5 against the Indian.

In the first game, Ying maintained the lead from the onset. She clinched five consecutive points in comparison to Saina’s 2 which helped her close the game with ease.
The World No 12 looked nowhere in the match, even in the second game where she lost in similar fashion against Ying—who took an early 4-0 lead and from there, she did not look back to clinch the title with ease.

“Played final after one year of gap at the #Indonesia MastersSuper500 .. Would like to thank (Pullela) Gopi (chand) Sir and the team for the support .. Need to work even harder,” Saina wrote on Twitter.