Tag: Macau Open Grand Prix Gold

Saina crashes out of the 2016 Macau Open

macau-open-2016Macau, 02 Dec: Saina Nehwal lost to Yiman Zhang of China in the quarter-finals of Macau Open Grand Prix Gold tournament.

In the first game, the former world number 1 was off to a slow start. Just like both her previous matches, she lost the first game 12 – 21.

In the second game, Saina raced to a 5 – 0 lead, only to allow the Chinese to claw her back by reducing the deficit to 7 – 5 and subsequently take 11 – 9 lead. The Chinese, ranked 226 in the world, increases her lead to 17 – 12, before winning the second game 21 – 17.

Incidently, Saina had lost in the quarter finals of the Hong Kong Open as well last month.

Saina reaches quarter-finals of Macau Open

Macau, 01 Dec: Top seed Saina Nehwal beat Dinar Dyah Ayustine of Indonesia in three games 17-21, 21-18, 21-12 to move into the quarter finals of the $120,000 Macau Open Grand Prix Gold here on Thursday.

Saina Nehwal lost the first game 21-17, after leading 10 – 7 at the half way stage. In the second game, the Indian won eight points in a row to take 8 – 3 lead after trailing 0 – 3 initially. However, the Indonesian staged a remarkable comeback to level scores at 18 – 18, after trailing 12 – 18. But the India used her experience to win the second game 21 – 18.

In the third and final game it was the Indonesian ranked 50th in the world, who took the initial lead 3 – 2, but the former world number one from India came back strongly to win the final game comfortably 21 – 12.

Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy advance to the next round

Macau, 30 Nov: The men’s doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy defeated Chan Alan Yun Lung and Li Kuen Hon of Hong Kong in three games 21-11, 17-21, 21-9 at the $120,000 Macau Grand Prix Gold at Macau on Wednesday.

The Indian pair seeded third here, will face Danny Bawa Chrisnanta and Hendra Wijaya of Singapore in the next round.

In women’s singles, London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal beat Indonesia’s Hanna Ramadini in the opening round.

The former World No. 1 was initially trailing 2-5 against the world no. 44, gradually clawed her way back in the opening game to reduce the deficit before restoring parity at 17-17. With none of the players willing to give in the score soon became 20 – 20. Saina lost the first game 21-23 in 24 minutes.

In the second game Saina took an early lead to race to a 9 – 3 lead. At break, she was leading 11 – 6. Saina brought all her experience in to play to close out the second game 21-14 with relative ease.

In the decider, Saina continued her domination to lead 11 – 6 at the break. In the end, the Indian put too good for her Indonesian opponent as she won the third game 21 – 18 to move into the third round.