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China Open Superseries Finals: Li Xuerui bt Saina Nehwal

Updated: 15 November 2015 14:44 IST - Published: 15 November 2015 13:07 IST
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Match point and Nehwal loses the final in straight games. Li Xuerui beats her 21-12, 21-15 for the title.
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Li has fought back to equalise at 14 all with Nehwal.
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Li fights back, but Nehwal has a 4-point lead. 12-8 to the Indian in the second game.
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Nehwal has staved off Xuerui to go 10-5 now.
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Nehwal leads 5-2 in the second game.. but a forced error takes it to 5-3 in the India's favour.
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Xuerui took the lead and held on firmly! She's won the first game 21-12.
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Li hits a blinder and takes an 12-6 lead over Nehwal.
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Nehwal is not generally strong against Xuerui, and after taking a 4-1 lead she's now down 6-4 in the first game.
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This is the pair's 12th meeting. Of their last 11 meetings, Xuerui has won 9; they last met at the semis of the Malaysia Open Superseries.
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Saina is the reigning champion at the event and the top seed. She has dropped to World No. 2 in the rankings after a period at the top.