Saina Nehwal Knocked out in Quarter finals of Badminton Asia Championship: Here we are providing you the latest new about Saina Nehwal bows out of Badminton Asia Championship. Saina Nehwal is the world’s No. 1 badminton player of India. Saina Nehwal was knocked out in the quarter-finals of Badminton Asia Championship by 5th seed Tzu Ying Tai in three games- 21-16 13-21 18-21 on Friday. Earlier, Olympic bronze-medallist, Saina, who got a bye and a walkover in the first two rounds, was off the blocks with a 21-14, 10-21, 21-10 win over Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in a women’s singles match that lasted for an hour and seven minutes on Thursday. The 25-year-old Hyderabadi began the match on a bright note, winning 5 points on the trot as compared to Tzu’s 4 and won the game 21-16 to take the early lead. However, that advantage was short-lived as the Taiwanese made a defiant comeback in the second game. She went onto win five consecutive points and took the game 13-21 to bring the match back on even terms.
Saina Nehwal Bows out of Badminton Asia Championship
An All England finalist, Saina fought back from 3-5 and 4-6 in the first and third game to hand Okuhara her third defeat in as many encounters. The girl from Hyderabad lagged initially but she soon opened up a 9-5 lead and even though Okuhara clawed back with a four-point burst, Saina was able to keep her nose ahead to grab the opening game.
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