Saina clinches Indonesia Masters title as Carolina retires hurt

DN Bureau

Former world number one Saina Nehwal lifted the Indonesia Masters title as her Spanish opponent Carolina Marin retired-hurt during the first game of the summit showdown here on Sunday.

Saina Nehwal
Saina Nehwal

Jakarta: Former world number one Saina Nehwal lifted the Indonesia Masters title as her Spanish opponent Carolina Marin retired-hurt during the first game of the summit showdown here on Sunday.

Carolina injured her right foot after a hard landing and, despite trying hard, she could not continue playing. Eventually, she decided to pull out of the match.

Saina did not make the best of the starts in the final match as her three-time world champion opponent raced ahead with a four-point lead in the first game. Carolina further consolidated her lead over the Indian shuttler as she was now leading the game 9-2.

With the first game scoreline reading 4-10 in Carolina's favour, the match was brought to a forced end.

With Carolina pulling out of the match, Saina clinched the Indonesia masters title.

In men's singles event, Danish badminton player Anders Antonsen defeated Kento Momota of Japan 21-16, 14-21, 21-16 in the final match to win the Indonesia Masters trophy. (ANI)

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