Denmark Open Badminton 2018 Women’s Singles Finals: Saina Nehwal succumbs to World No.1 Tai Tzu-Ying

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Saina Nehwal won her last BWF Title in 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix
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India’s badminton star Saina Nehwal failed to overcome Taiwan’s Tai Tzu-Ying at the 2018 Denmark Open finals and settled for a silver medal at the Odense Sports Park. The Olympic Bronze medalist lost 13-21, 21-13, and 21-6 to the World No.1 under 52 minutes.

Saina Nehwal failed to overcome Tai Tzu Ying's challenge
Saina Nehwal failed to overcome Tai Tzu Ying’s challenge

Tai Tzu Ying took a 5-1 lead early on in the first set, and Saina played catch up to it. However, the 24-year-old maintained her nerves and took the first set 21-13.

Saina Nehwal started the second set on a positive note after taking a 9-4 lead. The 2018 Asian Games gold medalist failed to lodge a comeback as Saina pushed the game to a decider after winning the second set with the same scoreline.

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However, fatigue wore in for Saina as she gifted her opponent nine straight points from 2-2 to 2-11 early on in the game. Tai Tzu-Ying showed no mercy as she won 5 consecutive points to win the final set 21-6.

With Saina Nehwal’s loss, India’s journey at the Denmark Open comes to an end as Srikanth Kadambi lost to Japan’s Kento Momota earlier today.

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The Sportsindiashow team wishes Saina Nehwal and the Indian badminton fraternity best of luck for their future endeavors.

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