But the Indian campaign does not end with Saina's loss. B Sai Praneeth is still alive in the men's singles draw and will be playing his quarter-final match against World No. 125 Zhao Jun Peng of China. It will be around 2.30pm IST today.Do join us then for the live coverage. Till then, au revoir!
That ends Saina Nehwal's campaign at the Macau Open. It is indeed disappointing for her fans but remember, she is a fighter. She has just come back from a knee surgery and needs some time to get back to to the top echelons of the sport where she belongs!Saina is getting better with each match. Next year, she is definitely going to be back to her best!
FULL SCORE: 21-12, 21-17 win for Zhang Yiman
With an angular drop directed at Saina's feet, the Chinese completes the victory!
Error from Yiman and now she is 20-17
The forehand crosscourt does the damage again! Yiman now up 20-16
More aggression from Nehwal who has closed in on 16-19
Error from Yiman and Saina now trails 14-19
Saina looking fatigued here and the Chinese is more confident now. Yiman up 19-13
What a backhand from Yiman who now goes up 18-12
Yiman continues to trouble Saina with her angular forehand drop. Yiman now up 17-12
Nehwal gets one point back for 12-14
Saina not able to control her errors here. She trails 11-14
Error from Saina and Yiman goes up 13-11
Yiman misses the line and Saina now back in it, 11-11
Her angular shots are working fine as Saina is unable to quickly bend sideways and get to them. Yiman now up 11-9 at the break.
Huge scream from the Chinese who goes up 10-9
Rallies are getting longer now and the two are locked at 9-9
Yiman making Saina bend a lot and that is obviously a tactic that is working in favour of the Chinese. Yiman now up 9-8
She has levelled it at 7-7
A net error from Saina and Yiman now trails 6-7
Errror from Yiman and Saina is up 7-5
The Chinese now trails by 1 point at 5-6
A great angular shot and Yiman is now 4-6
Yiman attacking with down-the-line shots and she is now 3-6