The top seed Taipei player Tai Tzu Ying meant business from the start as she was the dominant one amongst the two players and put an end to Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal’s dream run she had so far in the Denmark Open World Tour Super 750 badminton championships at the Odense Sports Park on Sunday.
Saina Nehwal lost 13-21, 21-13, 6-21 to World number one Tai Tzu Zing in the women's singles final on Sunday. This is World No. 10 Saina’s 11th successive loss to the Taiwanese. Saina last defeated Tai Tzu in 2013 and since then the Chinese Taipei shuttler has been ever since between the two.
Clearly, this is not a match-up that Saina enjoys. Tai’s finesse and variety have always posed a problem for the Indian, who has even admitted that she finds it hard to read the Asian Games champion’s game.
Having said that, one thing that Saina always does well is put up a fight no matter how invincible the opponent might seem. And this week in Denmark, she has shown plenty of courage and resolve in making her way to the final of this tournament for the second time in her career. Though She might have not won the championship there is no doubt that Saina remains an inspiration for a nation of 1.25 billion people.