Having won one match and lost one, Saina had to win her final league match against Tai Tzu-ying of Chinese Taipei yesterday but she squandered one-game advantage to go down 21-16, 18-21, 14-21 in a battle that lasted 50 minutes to bow out of the tournament.
Earlier, Srikanth, who had already exited after losing yesterday's match, continued with his poor run of form as he suffered his third successive defeat in the men's singles, losing to Chinese Taipei's Chou Tien-chen 17-21, 13-21 in a 32-minute contest.
With Saina losing two out of three matches, Carolina Marin and Nozomi Okuhara have advanced to the next round. Three players have finished with one win and two losses each. Saina missed the cut after taking into account of games won versus games lost.
The Olympic bronze medalist Saina had everything to play for yesterday and she showed her determination in a draining hard-fought match, but unfortunately she failed to sustain till the end.

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