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Saina Nehwal bows out of Indonesia Open after losing to Carolina Marin

Olympic-bound ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal was disposed off by World No. 1 Carolina Marin of Spain in the quarterfinals of the $900,000 Indonesia Super Series Premier in Jakarta on Friday.

other sports Updated: Jun 03, 2016 16:01 IST
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Saina Nehwal plays against Spain's Carolina Marin during the quarterfinals women's single match at the Indonesia Open badminton tournament at Istora stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Saina Nehwal plays against Spain's Carolina Marin during the quarterfinals women's single match at the Indonesia Open badminton tournament at Istora stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia.(AP Photo)

Olympic-bound ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal was disposed off by World No. 1 Carolina Marin of Spain in the quarterfinals of the $900,000 Indonesia Super Series Premier in Jakarta on Friday.

London Olympic bronze medallist, Saina, who has won the Indonesia title three times in the past, failed to breach the defence of Carolina and lost 22-24 11-21 to the All England and World Champion after a 47-minute battle in women’s singles competition.

Eight seed Saina had lagged behind 7-13 in the opening game at one stage but the Indian showed tremendous grit to fight back and grab the lead 16-14 and then 19-16, only to let the advantage slip as the Spaniard earned the bragging rights.

Spain's Carolina Marin celebrates after beating Saina Nehwal during the quarterfinals women's single match at the Indonesia Open badminton tournament. (AP Photo)

In the second game, Saina was no where as the top seed dominated right from the start and kept distancing herself from the Indian to comfortably shut the door on the 25-year-old from Hyderabad.