Olympic bronze medallist Saina, who has lost to the World No. 9 Tai Tzu seven times in 12 meetings, including a All England quarterfinal loss last month, once again failed to find a way to outmaneuver the Chinese taipei girl, going down 19-21, 13-21 here.

This was Saina's third successive loss in the semi-finals after the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold and India Super Series. The World No 8 Indian will next play at the Singapore Open starting from April 12th at Singapore City.
Tai Tzu came up with a deceptive game and engaged in some fierce fast-paced rallies with Saina. The Indian, who recently recovered from a nagging ankle injury, was erratic and wasn't consistent enough to close out the rallies.
Playing against an opponent who has always troubled her, Saina once again trailed 0-7 behind and then 6-13 after the break. The Indian did gather some points with her acute angled returns but Tai Tzu was always a step ahead. Saina also committed too many unforced errors.

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