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Badminton: India's campaign ends as Saina Nehwal goes down to Lin Wang

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Hyderabad, Aug 15 (ANI): India's campaign at the World Badminton Championship came to an end on Friday with ace shuttler Saina Nehwal losing her quarter-final match against second seed Chinese Lin Wang.

Nehwal's defeat came just a few hours after the mixed doubles pair of Valiyaveetil Diju and Jwala Gutta were knocked out of the tournament.

Nehwal lost her match in straight sets 21-16, 21-19 against her Chinese opponent at the SAAP Indoor Stadium, Gachibowli.

Nehwal was leading 9-1 in the second game but squandered the chance to draw level and bowed out of the tournament after a 39-minute fight.

Earlier, in June Nehwal had defeated Wang to win the Indonesian Super Series.

Speaking to newsmen after her defeat Nehwal said Wang was better prepared and was defending well.

Nehwal added that though she made a few mistakes but happy with the performance.

Wang played better at net and involved in more tabs and pushes, which shows she was prepared, Nehwal said.

"I reached the pre-quarters in 2007 and this time I have reached quarters and I have beaten the top 10 players so I'm satisfied," Nehwal said. (ANI)

Story first published: Saturday, August 15, 2009, 12:16 [IST]
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