Orleans Masters: Saina Nehwal’s semi-final defeat lasted for 28 minutes.© AFP
Ace India shuttler Saina Nehwal on Saturday crashed out of the continuing Orleans Masters after dropping within the semi-final in opposition to Denmark’s Line Christophersen. The Danish participant took solely 28 minutes to defeat the higher-ranked Indian shuttler. Christophersen outclassed Saina in two straight video games 21-17, 21-17 to advance to the finals. The 21-year-old had full management of the match for the reason that starting and he or she didn’t give any probability to Saina to make a comeback within the semi-final. Earlier within the day, Indian males’s doubles pair of Krishna Prasad Garaga and Vishnu Vardhan Goud Panjala cruised into the finals after registering a win over England’s Callum Hemming and Steve Stallwood.
In the semi-final conflict, Krishna and Vishnu displayed an attacking mindset and dominated each the video games as they defeated the English pair 21-17, 21-17 in 35 minutes. Krishna and Vishnu will now play the summit conflict on Sunday.
In one other conflict, the Indian ladies’s doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy crashed out of the competitors after dropping within the semi-final in opposition to Thailand’s Jongkolphan Kititharakul and Rawinda Prajongjai.
The Indian duo confronted a defeat by the hands of Jongkolphan and Rawinda in straight video games 21-18, 21-8 in an encounter that lasted for 37 minutes.
Earlier on Friday, Saina had defeated USA’s Iris Wang within the quarter-final conflict. She had registered a hard-fought win over Wang (21-19, 17-21, 21-19) in an hour-long encounter.
Wang put up a fantastic battle in opposition to Olympic bronze medalist shuttler however she couldn’t get the higher of Saina. The Indian began on a excessive be aware as she outclassed the American within the first recreation. Wang got here again sturdy within the second recreation and claimed the sport by 21-17. The match went into the third recreation the place Saina held her nerve to advance to the final 4 of the competitors.
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