Indian star badminton player Saina Nehwal lost in the quarterfinals of the world championships. Also, the dream of winning gold in this tournament has also broken. Saina still does not win a gold medal in this tournament.
London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal has lost to the 2-times champion Carolina Marin in the quarterfinals. In the entire match, Saina could not get ahead of Marin anymore. Carolina Marin won the first set in just 12 minutes, in the second set; Marin beat Saina in 19 minutes. Marin easily won the match 21-6, 21-11.
After the defeat, Saina said that Carolina Marin played very fast in the match and she had covered the entire court. This player did not give me the chance to show my game. After winning the succeed, Carolina Marin said that I am doing well in this tournament from the very first day. I play the fastest badminton in the world which is my strength.
In the mixed doubles, Ashwini Ponnappa and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy also had to face defeat. The Indian pair had lost to top seeds China’s Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong in the final-8, losing 17-21, 10-21.
In the quarter-finals, PV. Sindhu will face Japan’s 8-seed Nozomi Okuhara.
In the men’s singles. B. Sai Praneeth will face Japan’s Kento Momota in the quarterfinals.