Saina loses to Tine Baun in Hong Kong Open

Updated: Nov 18, 2011, 19:36 PM IST

Hong Kong: Saina Nehwal bowed out of the Hong Kong Open badminton after losing to Denmark`s Tine Baun 16-21, 15-21 in the women`s singles quarterfinals here Friday.

Baun, seeded seventh, took just 29 minutes to beat fourth seeded Saina. Saina, who was defending her title here, has been going through a form slump this year.

It was also end of the road for Ajay Jayaram and Gurusaidutt in the men`s singles. Jayaram gave a tough fight to top seeded Lee Chong Wei, before losing 16-21, 13-21. Gurusaidutt went down to second seeded Long Chen 13-21, 21-23.