Saina Nehwal vs Tai Tzu Ying Badminton Live Score, Denmark Open Final Highlights: Saina Nehwal settled for silver after going down in the Denmark Open final to World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying on Sunday. The Indian shuttler put up a brave fight to push the match into a decider but went down 13-21, 21-13, 6-21. This is World No. 10 Saina’s 11th successive loss to the Taiwanese. That brought an end to a good week for the star Indian shuttler, who has now played 17 finals in the BWF World Tour and Superseries events.
Saina Nehwal vs Tai Tzu Ying, Denmark Open Final Highlights:
Saina hailed for brave fight
Tai Tzu Ying is a deserving champion #DenmarkOpen. But so proud of you @NSaina for the way you fought in this tournament and for taking a game from TTY in the final. Your grit and courage are there for all to see. Proud to support you @OGQ_India. You inspire everyone— Viren Rasquinha (@virenrasquinha) October 21, 2018
Closing In!!!💪🇮🇳👊@NSaina managed to take a game away & posted gutsy shots only to go down to World No 1 #TaiTzuYing 13-21;21-13;6-21. Saina Nehwal concludes her #DenmarkOpen750 campaign as the runners up. You will crack the code soon, all the best! #IndiaontheRise #badminton pic.twitter.com/cuLgar5S8Y— BAI Media (@BAI_Media) October 21, 2018
Saina loses final
Saina Nehwal put up a strong fight but went down 13-21, 21-13, 6-21 to World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying in Denmark Open final to settle for the second position. The Indian shuttler had some brilliant moments in the match but a bad performance in the deciding game cost her the title.
Saina 6-16 Tai Tzu in 3rd game
Tai Tzu is running away with this one. A huge 10 point lead. Saina is trying to make a comeback but this is really difficult for her.
Saina 2-11 Tai Tzu in 3rd game
Saina trailing by hefty nine points at the break of the deciding game. Saina should not have allowed such a huge gap. This makes it difficult for the Indian for a comeback.
Saina 8-2 Tai Tzu in 3rd game
Tai Tzu in a commanding position in the deciding game with the change of side. The aggression displayed by Saina Nehwal in the second game somewhat missing with Tai Tzu taking a good six point lead
Saina 18-11 Tai Tzu in 2nd game
A powerful comeback by Saina Nehwal pushes the match into the deciding game. Saina must maintain the energy to win this one. It's first time after 6 matches that Saina has won a game against Tai. It was in Dec 2015! This picture best explains the second game:
Saina 18-11 Tai Tzu in 2nd game
What a save for Tai Tzu! Her backhand smashes are perfect, impressive. Saina has come to the second game with renewed energy, not allowing Tai Tzu any chance of a comeback
Saina 17-9 Tai Tzu in 2nd game
Saina has switched on her beast mode! What a great performance by the Indian shuttler here! She screams at every point she earns! Brilliant comeback from Saina as she extends the lead to eight points.
Saina 14-8 Tai Tzu in 2nd game
Tai Tzu attempts a comeback but Saina maintains her six-point lead over the Taiwanese. The Indian shuttler's strategy to push Tai Tzu back to the base line has worked every time.
Saina 11-5 Tai Tzu in 2nd game
Brilliant comeback from Saina as she goes into the break of the second game with a six-point lead.
Saina 9-4 Tai Tzu in second game
A positive start to the second game for Saina! It again goes in her favour as Tai Tzu could have taken that one but again misjudges to grant Saina a five-point lead.
Saina 6-3 Tai Tzu in second game
Saina with a three point lead as Tai Tzu misjudges a shot. The Taiwanese thought it was going out. An error in judgement gifts a point to Saina.
Saina 3-1 Tai Tzu in second game
Saina draws the first blood in the second game. She takes a two point lead as the match sees its longest rally so far of 41 shots.
Saina 13-21 Tai Tzu in first game
Saina Nehwal loses the first game 21-13 to Tai Tzu in 15 minutes. The Indian had shades of a comeback but couldn't quite do so. Comeback for Saina in the second game?
2⃣1⃣ - 1⃣3⃣— PBL India (@PBLIndiaLive) 21 October 2018
Tai Tzu Ying seals the first game against Saina Nehwal. Will we see a comeback from Saina Nehwal?#DenmarkOpenSuper750
Saina 11-17 Tai Tzu in first game
Tai Tzu is not going to make this easy for Saina. Some good rallies, back-hand shots leaves Saina unable to reach in time.
Saina 9-15 Tai Tzu in first game
Saina takes three straight points after the mid-game interval. She is getting into the groove. Some quality badminton in action right now!
Saina 6-11 Tai Tzu in first game
Lovely start by Saina after the break of the first game. A sharp shot by the World No. 10 Saina takes Tai Tzu by surprise. Every point is crucial for Saina now as she tries to bridge the gap.
Saina 4-9 Tai Tzu
World No. 1 for a reason! Range of shots by Tai Tzu sends Saina all over the court. Saina has a few good moments but needs to catch up.
Saina 1-5 Tai Tzu
After drawing the first blood, Tai Tzu goes on to take a good four-point lead at the start of the match. Good rallies early on in the game with one of them going for 38-shot.
The women's singles final is underway. Tai Tzu takes the first two points in the first game of the final. Not a great beginning for the Indian here with unforced errors.
The finalists take court
Saina Nehwal takes the court against Tai Tzu in hope of breaking her 10-match losing streak against the Taiwanese and claiming the title. Saina in orange and Tai Tzu in black.
Saina on losing spree against Tai Tzu
Saina is on a ten-match losing spree against Tai Tzu. Can the Indian snap her 10-match losing streak against the Taiwanese today?
Big match for Saina
Tai Tzu has an overwhelming 12-5 career head-to-head record against Saina. Saina last defeated Tai Tzu in 2013 and since then the Chinese Taipei shuttler has been victorious in the last 10 matches between the two. This year, world number 10 Saina has lost all her four matches against Tai Tzu, the last being the semifinal clash in the Asian Games in Jakarta in August.
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Denmark Open Live
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Denmark Open final as the star Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal is all set to face old rival Tai Tzu Ying in the women's singles. It has been a hard journey for Saina to the final but in the semifinals she looked dangerous and unstoppable! Today, however, is going to need much more than that for the Indian to claim the gold as she faces World No. 1 from Chinese Taipei in the final.