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All England Open: Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth Knocked Out In Quarter-Finals

All England Open: Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth Knocked Out In Quarter-Finals


Tzu-Ying, who had retired at the Hong Kong Open last year due to a waist injury, seemed to have recovered well as she went about her job with consummate ease at the Arena Birmingham.

Tzu-Ying’s arsenal of strokes was in full display as she rushed to a 11-3 lead. Saina produced two superb drops and won nine of the next 12 points to narrow the equation to 12-14.

Tzu-Ying then came out with a flurry of her magical strokes to move to 20-13 and sealed it comfortably.

In the second game, Saina enjoyed a five-point cushion at 8-3 in the second game after husband Parupalli Kashyap pleaded her to play disciplined badminton.

Some exceptional strokes helped the Taiwanese to gather a few points but Saina ensured a 11-8 advantage at the interval.

The Indian tried to keep Tzu-Ying at the backline with her deep tosses but fatigue, perhaps due to the bout of diarrhea ahead of the event, affected her.

Tzu-Ying’s deceptive strokes often left Saina wrong-footed as she moved ahead of the Indian to 17-15. Saina made it 19-19 with a successful line call. But two precise returns on the Indian’s backhand ended the match in the Taiwanese favour. 

The Indian shuttler had rallied her way to a 8-21 21-16 21-13 win over Denmark’s Line Kjaersfeldt in a 51-minute contest on Thursday.

(With PTI inputs)

Article source: https://sports.ndtv.com/badminton/all-england-open-saina-nehwal-knocked-out-after-losing-to-world-no-1-tai-tzu-ying-in-quarter-finals-2004733

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