French Open 2018, Badminton: Saina Nehwal Crashes Out After Losing To World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying in Quarter-Final Match
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Odense (Denmark), Oct 27: Star Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out of the Denmark Open as she lost to World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying in the quarter-final match here on Friday. The 28-year-old Hyderabadi shuttler lost to her opponent in straight games 20-22, 11-21 in just 36 minutes.

Saina's miserable run against Ying continued as she never looked in the contention right from the start but towards the end of the first game Saina bounced back but could not finish the things.

The second game saw Ying overpowering Saina. It was a cakewalk for the World No. 1 as she outmuscled Saina with ease to enter the semi-final.

In another category, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty stormed into the semifinals, defeating their compatriot Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy 21-17, 21-11.