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Sai loses in All England Open quarters

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 March 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Birmingham, March 11: Leading Indian shuttler Sai Nehwal crashed out of the All England Open with straight-game loss against Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the quarter-fils here on Friday. Tai defeated Sai, the filist here in the last edition, 21-15, 21-16 in 40 minutes at the Barclaycard Are in a domiting display of badminton. With Sai’s loss, India’s campaign ended in the tourment. In the first game, it was a nearly even contest in the beginning with 21-year-old Tai taking an 11-8 lead. But Sai failed to lift her game after the break while Tai kept putting more pressure on the Hyderabadi, holding a 16-10 lead. The 25-year-old Sai tried to stage a comeback but it was too late as Tai won the opening game 21-15. The second game saw world No.9 Tai domiting from the start, holding a 10-4 lead. World No.3 Sai did some good work and nearly caught Tai at 10-12 but again the latter surged ahead, building a handsome five-point advantage at 15-10, after which the Indian faltered. IANS

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