Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal was crowned champion of the Indonesia Masters 2019 on Sunday after her opponent Carolina Marin pulled out of the summit clash due to an injury.
Marin, the reigning Olympic champion and three-time world champion, twisted her right knee after landing awkwardly following a smash in the first game itself.
The Spanish shuttler was leading 10-4 before her discomfort and pain made her pull out of the mega final.
An emotional grand finale at the #DaihatsuIndonesiaMasters: leading 10-4 in the game1 @CarolinaMarin incurred a knee injury following an awkward leap rendering her unable to continue as @NSaina lifted her 5th title. 👏#IndiaontheRise pic.twitter.com/i96Us5z4vE
— BAI Media (@BAI_Media) January 27, 2019
Saina was the runner-up in the 2018 edition of the Indonesia Masters.