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Hongyan gets her revenge on Saina

PI Hongyan exacted revenge for her exit from the knockout stages of the Super Series Masters Finals

PI Hongyan exacted revenge for her exit from the knockout stages of the Super Series Masters Finals at the hands of Saina Nehwal mid-December within a month of that shock result.

Playing the quarter-finals of the Malaysian Super Series,the French veteran earned a 21-17,24-26,21-16 victory over the fifth-seeded Indian in 56 minutes,the encounter characterised by long rallies,as Nehwal’s challenge petered out in the final game after a stiff comeback in the second.

“My dribbles kept going out,and I wasn’t too comfortable as my net-game wasn’t too good on this day. I couldn’t move very well either,” Nehwal said. “In the second game,all I was thinking of was winning despite being 16-19 down. I could pull that off and push the match into the decider.”