Tai Tzu Ying is not unbeatable: Saina Nehwal

World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying might have proved to be a nemesis for Saina Nehwal but the Indian shuttler believes the Taiwanese is not unbeatable and exuded confidence of defeating her in due time.

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Tai Tzu, who clinched five titles last year, has defeated Saina nine times in last 10 meetings with only three of them going into a decider, albeit for a lost cause.

Last Sunday, Saina suffered her seventh straight loss to the Taiwanese at the Indonesia Masters final.
PV Sindhu too have found the going tough against Tai Tzu, who has defeated the Indian eight times in 11 meetings. The 23-year-old Taiwanese girl has beaten Sindhu in the last four encounters.

“She is definitely doing well and when you are mentioning about the losses, you also have to mention that I had beaten her in the PBL,” Sindhu laughed, referring to her victory at the Premier Badminton League early this month.

“Well, ofcourse it was different scoring system. She is doing well, she is consistent. But it’s not like we can’t beat her. I always feel it depends on how one plays on that day, we might have ups and downs and we need to be focussed to beat her,” she added.

Saina, who recovered from an ankle injury, to enter her first major final since the knee injury-induced ouster from the Rio Olympics at Indonesia, said she is looking to stay fit and not losing her sleep over results in tournaments.