Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal ran into tough opposition in the quarterfinals of the World Badminton Championship being played in Copenhagen, Denmark as she lost 21-15, 21-15 to a superior player in world no.1 Li Xuerui of China.
The loss meant Saina had to bow out in the quarterfinal stage of the world event for the fifth consecutive time.
Xuerui led 11-8 in the first game going into the break but she soon extended a five-point advantage at 15-10 before wrapping up the game 21-15 in her favour. Xuerui, however, looked eager to close out the match quickly as she went smashing at every half-opportunity. The world no.1 made a lot of unforced errors in the process.