India's top shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out of the women's singles quarterfinals at the Singapore Open Super Series here on Friday evening, losing to Indonesia's Lindaweni Fanetri.
The second seed lost to unseeded Lindaweni 21-17, 13-21, 13-21 in 58 minutes at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. The World No.13 avenged her first round loss last week at the Indonesia Open by beating the Indian in their meeting in Singapore Open.
After a nervy start to the first game, Saina found rhythem to take a lead from 11-all to 17-13 and then went on to win the first set in few minutes.
The second game also started like the first, with the game being fought closely at the start with the Indonesian being the more aggressive of the two. Saina tried clawing back into the match, but Lindaweni pulled away to deny the Indian a straight games victory and levelled the match.
Lindaweni completely dominated the second seed in the decider and cruised away to a 12-3 lead. Saina could not recover after this despite giving it her best shot and the Indian's errors lifted Lindaweni to go on to win the game and the match with very much ease.
Despite a huge support of indian crowd including childern ,The World No.13 was the better athlete on court with her smashes and drop shots proving too difficult for Saina to come back.