Saina Nehwal wins, P Kashyap and Manu Attri-B Sumeeth Reddy lose in Macau Open
Saina Nehwal bounced back from a game down to see off Dinar Dyah Ayustine 17-21 21-18 21-12 in a match which lasted over an hour.
In the women’s singles match, Saina blew a 11-7 lead in the opening game to see Ayustine move ahead and pocket the game. However, a determined Saina dished out a more dominating performance in the second game as she zoomed to a 11-3 lead at the break.
Ayustine slowly and steadily bridged the gap after interval and drew parity at 18-18 but the Indian ensured there was no hiccup as she bounced back into the contest.
In the decider, it was the Indonesian shuttler who held a slender 4-2 lead early on but Saina turned the tables at 5-5 and moved ahead, opening up a 11-8 lead at the interval.