Macau, 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.