"Played final after one year of gap at the #IndonesiaMastersSuper500 .. Would like to thank (Pullela) Gopi (chand) Sir and the team for the support .. Need to work even harder," Saina wrote on Twitter.
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Star Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal was outplayed by Chinese Taipei's top seeded Tai Tzu Ying in the final of the $350,000 Indonesia Masters World Tour Super 500 here on Sunday. World No.1 Tai took only 27 minutes to win 21-9, 21-13 as she unleashed an array of strokes to floor the 2012 Olympic bronze medallist. Saina, thus registered her seventh straight defeat against the world no.1 -- who leads the head-to-head battle 9-5 against the Indian.
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In the first game, Ying maintained the lead from the onset. She clinched five consecutive points in comparison to Saina's 2 which helped her close the game with ease. The World No.12 looked nowhere in the match, even in the second game where she lost in similar fashion against Ying -- who took an early 4-0 lead and from there, she did not look back to clinch the title with ease.