Indian ace loses to Denmark's Tine Baun in quarters

Saina Nehwal bowed out of the Hong Kong Open badminton after losing to Denmark's Tine Baun 16-21, 15-21 in the women's singles quarterfinals here yesterday.

Saina Nehwal

Baun, seeded seventh, took just 29 minutes to beat fourth seeded Saina. Saina, who was defending her title here, has been going through a form slump this year.

It was also end of the road for Ajay Jayaram and Gurusaidutt in the men's singles. Jayaram gave a tough fight to top seeded Lee Chong Wei, before losing 16-21, 13-21. Gurusaidutt went down to second seeded Long Chen 13-21, 21-23.