Indonesia Masters Finals
India’s star player Saina Nehwal lost in the finals to Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan at the Indonesia Masters here on Sunday.Saina, former world no 1, lost to Taiwan player Tzu 9-21, 13-21, a game that lasted 27 minutes.
Tai Tzu has now defeated the former world No 1 Indian nine times in their last 10 meetings. Saina had enjoyed early success against the Taiwanese till 2011, but the Indian has beaten her only once at the 2013 Swiss Open ever since.
The Indian was trailing Ying 3-11 at the first break to not make a comeback again. She lost the first set 9-21.The reigning world No. 1 led the second game with a six-point advantage and finished on 11-5 at the break and claimed the title by winning the second game 21-13.
It was World championship bronze medallist Nehwal’s first final in over a year following her Malaysia Masters win last year, but she could not break her six-match losing streak against Chinese Taipei’s Ying to win her fourth Indonesia Masters.