Last updated on September 18, 2019
The eighth-seeded Indian dropped 10-21, 17-21 into World No. 8 in only 44 minutes in the Olympic Sports Center Xincheng Gymnasium. This was her second successive defeat against the Thai shuttler.
China Open was one tournament in which Saina has had a good outing previously. The 29-year-old succeeded Changzhou in 2014 and proceeded to reach the last the very following year, where she dropped to 2012 Olympic champion Li Xuerui.
But on Wednesday, the London Olympic bronze medallist did not appear to maintain any type of rhythm as from the 69 things played, she would just figure out how to win 27 while the rest 42 went to Busanan’s manner.
2019 has not been a fantastic season for the former World No.1. Ever since her comeback from injury, things have not panned out how she’d have enjoyed. Having played with the New Zealand Open in May, she had been made to avoid the courtroom for two or more months because of fitness difficulties.
When she left a return in the Thailand Open, Saina, that had been the second Indian to become World No. 1 later Prakash Padukone till afterward in 2015, was able to win only 1 game before bowing out to Sayaka Takahashi.
The only rivalry she won was that the Indonesia Experts in January where she conquered Olympic gold medallist Carolina Marin, who had been forced to retire at the summit clash.