Saina crashes out in quarters of All England Championship
Saina crashes out in quarters of All England Championship

London- Indian Badminton star Saina Nehwal was outplayed by Chinese player Shixian Wang in the quarterfinal, bringing to an end India's campaign in the All England Badminton Championship. Her trademark smashes were nowhere to be seen and, in fact, the Indian, a semifinalist in the previous edition of the event, failed to pull off even one of them in either of the two games. Wang, against whom Saina had a 4-2 overall record, shaped this match into a one-sided affair

The world number 7 lost 17-21, 10-21 against fourth seed and world number 3 Shixian Wang in a duel which lasted 43 minutes.

The Olympic bronze-medalist, who entered the tournament claiming that she was back to her best after clinching the Syed Modi Indian Open, fought for a while in the opening game but collapsed completely in the second.

Saina was the only Indian left in the championships as world number 10 PV Sindhu found the going tough on her debut and lost to Sun Yu of China in the first round.

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