Saina Nehwal gave her all before losing steam as the ace Indian shuttler yet again succumbed to nemesis and world no. 1 Tai Tzu Ying to settle for a runner-up finish at the Denmark Open on Sunday.
In an exciting but energy-sapping 52-minute final, Saina lost 13-21, 21-13, 6-21 to the superior Chinese Taipei rival. Tzu Ying claimed the Denmark Open title after a gap of two years. She had last won the tournament in 2016. The win also bettered Tzu Ying’s head-to-head record against Saina to 13-5. In fact, this was Saina's fifth straight defeat against Tzu Ying this year.