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Saina Nehwal Knocked out in Quarter finals of Badminton Asia Championship

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 Knocked out in Quarter finals of Badminton Asia Championship

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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