Indonesia Masters Finals Live: Saina Nehwal wins her first trophy of the year after Carolina Marin forfeited the match due to injury in the very first set of the finals in Jakarta. It comes as a horrid day for the Spaniard as she was dominating Nehwal till she tumbled while playing. Marin had to withdraw due to injury, making Nehwal the initial winner of the 2019 Indonesia Masters Women's Singles finals.
Highlights, Indonesia Masters Finals, Saina Nehwal vs Carolina Marin Live from Jakarta:
Nehwal on winning the Indonesia Masters - "This is not good at all. She is a very tough competitor and it is very unfortunate."
15.10 IST: India's Saina Nehwal wins 2019 Indonesia Masters in Jakarta after Spain's Carolina Marin withdraws due to injury in final
Marin is in extreme discomfort and has forfeited the finals which makes Saina Nehwal the winner.
15.02 IST: Marin is back on her feet, shrugging off the pain. The score is currently Marin 10-3 Nehwal
15.00 IST: Marin loses her balance and has a tumble and seems to be in extreme pain at the moment. Play has been halted.
14.57 IST: Five points separate the two as Marin dominates the power shots. Nehwal 2-7 Marin
14.56 IST: Saina claims her first point of the match, forcing Marin to make an error near the net. Nehwal 1-3 Marin
14.55 IST: Marin now leads 3-0, with Saina seeming under pressure.
14.54 IST: Marin claims the first point of the finals through a shorthand near the net.
14.50 IST: And the two superstars meet. Nehwal takes on Marin. The stage is set and the spotlights are on them in Jakarta.
14.33 IST: Indonesia's Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo have won the Men's Doubles finals and with that coming to an end, Nehwal takes on Marin next.
14.40 IST: Nehwal recently lost to Marin in the Malaysia Masters 16-21,13-21. Will she be able to overcome the loss and convert it into a much needed win in Jakarta.
14.30 IST: The 28-year-old Indian, who was a runner-up here last year, notched up a 18-21 21-12 21-18 win over sixth seed Bingjiao, a world championship bronze medallist.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the 2019 Indonesian Masters as India's very own Saina Nehwal faces her rival Carolina Marin in the finals.
Brief Report: Indian ace Saina Nehwal grinded her way to first final of the season with a combative win over China's He Bingjiao at the USD 350,000 Indonesia Masters badminton tournament on Saturday. The 28-year-old Indian, who was a runner-up here last year, notched up a 18-21 21-12 21-18 win over sixth seed Bingjiao, a world championship bronze medallist.