Indonesia Masters 2019 Final, Saina Nehwal vs Carolina Marin Highlights: Saina Nehwal has been declared the winner of Indonesia Masters after Carolina Marin was forced to retire with a knee injury. The Spaniard was leading 10-4 in the first game when she developed an injury in the knee. Marin looked in so much pain that even Saina walked over to the reigning Olympic and World Champion out of concern. Not the way the Commonwealth Games medallist would have wanted to win the final.
Indonesia Masters 2019 Final, Saina Nehwal vs Carolina Marin Highlights:
SAINA WINS INDONESIA MASTERS 2019
Saina Nehwal declared the winner of Indonesia Masters after Carolina Marin retires with an injury. Not the way the Indian shuttler would have wanted to win...
Marin not able to continue
Oh no. Carolina Marin is crying in pain. She takes the chair closest to her and shakes her head in disbelief.
Brave decision by Carolina Marin as she gets up, limps a little and decides to continue. And the strong woman gets her next point with a smash!
Carolina Marin gets injured at the start of the match. She looks in pain. Will she be able to continue?
Saina 1-4 Carolina
Saina finally gets the first point of the match. First unforced error by Carolina gives the Indian shuttler her first point as Saina gets her close to the net - Saina's strong area.
Saina 0-3 Carolina
With her classic loud screams, Carolina is looking aggressive as she takes the next two points. Saina yet to find her groove.
Saina 0-1 Carolina
The reigning Olympic and World Champion Carolina Marin takes the first point of the match, with an unforced error by Saina Nehwal.
Saina Nehwal vs Carolina Marin in Indonesia Masters FINAL is now underway in Jakarta.
Saina, Marin on court
The players are out on the court and are warming up. Saina in orange and Marin in red as they get set for the title clash.
Marin's Road to final
Round 1: Carolina Marin beat China's Zhang Yiman 21-14, 21-8
Round 2: Carolina Marin beat South Korea's Ga Eun Kim 18-21, 21-12, 21-18
Quarter-final: Carolina Marin beat India's PV Sindhu 21-11, 21-12
Semi-final: Carolina Marin beat China's Chen Yufei 17-21, 21-11, 23-21
Saina's road to final
Round 1: Saina Nehwal beat Indonesia's Dinar Dyah Ayustine 7-21, 21-16, 21-11
Round 2: Saina Nehwal beat Indonesia's Fitriani 21-17, 21-15
Quarter-final: Saina Nehwal beat Thailand's Pornpawee Chochuwong 21-7, 21-18
Semi-final: Saina Nehwal beat China's He Bingjiao 18-21, 21-12, 21-18
Is 2019 Saina's year?
Saina, who is back in form, last won a title on the BWF circuit back in January 2017 when she won the Malaysia Masters GP Gold event. She reached three finals last year but finished runners up on all occasions.
Last two meetings
The Indian would be keen to return to winning ways against Marin after losing to her in the last two meetings.
Indonesia Masters FINAL LIVE
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Indonesia Masters' final between Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal and Spain's Carolina Marin. Malaysian Masters semifinalist Nehwal will be hoping to become the first Indian shuttler to return with a title this season. Stay tuned for live score and updates of the badminton final match.