Saina Nehwal settles for silver after final’s loss to Carolina Marin at World Badminton Championshiphttps://indianexpress.com/photos/sports-gallery/saina-nehwal-becomes-first-indian-player-to-claim-silver-at-world-badminton-championship/

Saina Nehwal settles for silver after final’s loss to Carolina Marin at World Badminton Championship

Saina Nehwal lost the World Championship final against Carolina Marin 16-21 19-21.

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Saina Nehwal on Sunday became the first Indian player to win a silver medal at the World Badminton Championship. In her final match, Saina lost to Carolina Marin os Spain 16-21 19-21. (Source: Reuters)

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Saina Nehwal began the match on high note and took the early lead in the first set. (Source: AP)

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Carolina Marin then came back with some dominating play and won the first set 16-21. (Source: Reuters)

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Saina Nehwal once again began the second set on a positive note and took a 12-6 lead but Carolina Marin took seven straight points to make it 13-12. (Source: Reuters)

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Carolina Marin and Saina Nehwal then battled it out fiercely and made it 18-18 before the former clinched the set 21-19. (Source: Reuters)

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Carolina Marin defended her title and Saina Nehwal became the first Indian player to clinch silver at World Championship. (Source: AP)