Malaysia Masters Badminton LIVE: Heartbreak for Saina! Nehwal crashes out in round 1 as poor form continues, loses 21-16, 17-21, 14-21 – Check Highlights

Malaysia Masters LIVE Streaming – Saina Nehwal vs Kim Ga-eun LIVE Streaming: Saina Nehwal suffered a rough loss on Wednesday to crash…

Malaysia Masters Badminton LIVE: Saina Nehwal faces World No.20 Kim Ga-eun in first round at Malaysia Masters - Follow Nehwal vs Ga-eun LIVE updates
Malaysia Masters Badminton LIVE: Saina Nehwal faces World No.20 Kim Ga-eun in first round at Malaysia Masters - Follow Nehwal vs Ga-eun LIVE updates

Malaysia Masters LIVE Streaming – Saina Nehwal vs Kim Ga-eun LIVE Streaming: Saina Nehwal suffered a rough loss on Wednesday to crash out of the Malaysia Masters. Aiming for career resurgence, the former World No.1 clinched the first game before losing the next two to Kim Ga-Eun to end her campaign. Follow InsideSport.IN for more updates.

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Malaysia Masters Badminton LIVE: Heartbreak for Saina! Nehwal crashes out in round 1 as poor form continues, loses 21-16, 17-21, 14-21 – Check Highlights

Saina Nehwal’s poor run of form continued on Wednesday as the Indian ace crashed out of the Malaysian Open. Aiming for a comeback, the former World No.1 lost in three games to South Korea’s Kim Ga-Eun.

Having struggled with injuries in the past, Malaysia was once again a chance for the Indian ace to reclaim her lost glory. Instead, she lost the plot and conceded defeat in a rather disappointing outing before the Commonwealth Games.

Game 2

  • Saina pushes hard, but concedes the game 21-17.
  • Nehwal concedes advantage goes three points behind. Ga-Eun leads 16-13.
  • The South Korean continues to push Nehwal, scores level 10-10.
  • Kim Ga-Eun fights back to level the score at 5-5.
  • Saina continues her momentum, leads 4-2 in Game 2.

Game 1

  • Nehwal continues to grow in confidence and goes 16-10 ahead.
  • The Indian ace finds her rhythm, goes 11-9 ahead at the break.
  • Neck to neck game continues, the two stars are tied at 7-7.
  • Saina bounces back in style, levels the game at 4-4.
  • Kim Ga-Eun begins off well, takes an early 2-1 lead
Malaysia Masters Badminton LIVE: Saina Nehwal faces World No.20 Kim Ga-eun in first round at Malaysia Masters - Follow Nehwal vs Ga-eun LIVE updates
Malaysia Masters Badminton LIVE: Saina Nehwal faces World No.20 Kim Ga-eun in first round at Malaysia Masters – Follow Nehwal vs Ga-eun LIVE updates
  • Saina Nehwal last won a BWF title in 2019 and ever since then her form and performance dipped drastically as she had to battle lot of injuries.
  • Over the past two years, the Hyderabadi shuttler missed several tournaments due to various injuries and ailments.
  • After missing the World Championships last year, she started the season in 2022 by crashing out from the Indonesian Open in the second round after losing against lower-ranked compatriot Malavika Bansod.
  • She then featured in the German Open, Swiss Open, All England Championships and Asian Championships. In all the four events, she couldn’t go past the second round.
  • Much recently she bowed out from the first round at Thailand Open and Malaysia Open.
  • The former World No.1 is completely fit but needs to get back her form and at the Malaysia Masters and hopes to break the jinx this time.
Malaysia Masters Badminton LIVE: Saina Nehwal faces World No.20 Kim Ga-eun in first round at Malaysia Masters - Follow Nehwal vs Ga-eun LIVE updates
Malaysia Masters Badminton LIVE: Saina Nehwal faces World No.20 Kim Ga-eun in first round at Malaysia Masters – Follow Nehwal vs Ga-eun LIVE updates
  • World No.20 Kim Ga-eun has performed well so far this year. She started the season this year by reaching the semifinals at Korea Open.
  • That was her best performance this year as she failed to go past the second round in all the other tournaments she played this year.
  • Recently at the Indonesian Open, she faced first round defeat after losing to Chen Yufei.
  • She couldn’t manage to clinch a victory at the Malaysia Open as well as she was ousted from the first round after losing in straight games against Busana Ongbamrungphan.
  • She is now eyeing a much better performance at the Malaysia Masters but faces a challenge  in former world No.1 Saina Nehwal.

Nehwal vs Ga-eun Head-to-Head: This will be the fifth meeting between both the players in the BWF tour. Both the players have won two games each against each other. They recently met in the first round at Thailand Open with the Korean winning the match in three sets. Ga-eun would look to put on a similar show but it won’t be easy for the World No.20. Saina is expected to give a tough fight.

Malaysia Masters Badminton LIVE: Heartbreak for Saina! Nehwal crashes out in round 1 as poor form continues, loses 21-16, 17-21, 14-21 – Check Highlights

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