Saina falls to Tai Tzu again

Saina falls to Tai Tzu again

India's Saina Nehwal once again fell to her nemesis Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei, this time in the French Open. File Photo

Olympic medallist Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal's impressive run at the French Open ended with yet another loss to World No 1 Tai Tzu Ying, this time at the quarterfinals of the BWF World Tour Super 750 tournament here on Friday.

Saina looked in good touch initially but couldn't match the pace of Tzu Ying later on to squander four game points and lose the opening game.

She was no match to her rival in the second and eventually went down 20-22, 11-21 in the quarterfinals.

It was Saina's 12th straight defeat to the Chinese Taipei shuttler, who showed incredible temperament and determination to seal the contest after being 9-16 and 16-20 down in the opening game.

Saina yet again failed to crack the Tai Tzu code as she lost to the Chinese Taipei shuttler in the finals last week at Denmark Open.

Tai Tzu now has an overwhelming 14-5 head-to-head record against Saina.