2017 Thailand Open Grand Prix badminton Women's Singles SF - Saina Nehwal loses to Busanan Ongbamrungphan Saturday June 03,2017
Saina Nehwal looked in good nick against Thai fourth seed Busanan Ongbamrungphan. She looked well on course, leading 17-13. However, the Hyderabadi totally lost the plot and could manage only two points in comparison to her opponent’s 8 to fall behind in the match.
The second game was a tighter contest but Saina yet again managed to take a healthy lead at 13-9.
A couple of decisive drop shots from the Thai girl gave her the edge to eventually equalise at 18-all when Busanan won the next three points to advance to the final where she will take on former World Champion and compatriot Ratchanok Intanon.
This was World No.11 Saina’s first loss to Busanan in four meetings