Saina Nehwal bows out in semis of Malaysia Open

first_imgSaina Nehwal’s semi-final jinx continued as she suffered another defeat against her nemesis Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in women’s singles to draw curtains on the Indian challenge at the Malaysia Super Series Premier on Saturday.Olympic bronze medallist Saina, who has lost to the World No. 9 Tai Tzu seven times in 12 meetings, including a quarter-final loss at the All England championships last month, once again failed to find a way to outmaneuver the Chinese Taipei girl, going down 19-21, 13-21.This was Saina’s third successive loss in the semi-finals after the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold and Indian Open Super Series.The World No 8 Indian will next play at the Singapore Open starting from April 12th at Singapore City.Tai Tzu came up with a deceptive game and engaged in some fierce fast-paced rallies with Saina. The Indian, who recently recovered from a nagging ankle injury, was erratic and wasn’t consistent enough to close out the rallies.Playing against an opponent who has always troubled her, Saina once again trailed 0-7 behind and then 6-13 after the break. The Indian did gather some points with her acute angled returns but Tai Tzu was always a step ahead. Saina also committed too many unforced errors.It was Saina’s failure to return a powerful smash from Tai Tzu which gave the Chinese Taipei girl six game points at 20-14.However, Saina didn’t give up the fight and saved as many as five game points with Tai Tzu hitting wide and long. In the end, it was a delectable drop after an engrossing rally which caught the Indian off guard at the forecourt and gave Tai Tzu the opening game.advertisementIn the second game, both the shuttlers moved together till 6-6 before Tai Tzu opened a 11-9 lead at the interval. At 10-13, Tai Tzu challenged a line call and the chair umpire ended up giving her two points, which took some time to be sorted.Saina started with a fine smash after that but Tai Tzu continued to dominate. A few line judgements from Saina saw her concede points. The Chinese Taipei girl moved to a 19-13 lead with a mid-court smash and with Saina hitting long, it was seven match points advantage for Tai Tzu and she sealed it quite comfortably.last_img read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Note 10+ key specs leaked: 45W charging, Snapdragon 855+ and more

first_imgThe Galaxy Note 10 series is coming soon. Samsung will announce its next flagship smartphone on August 7 at its Galaxy Unpacked event in New York. Flipkart has also started teasing the launch of the Galaxy Note 10 in India. Right from the design to the specifications, we seem to know everything about the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+. But for those of you who are still sceptical, popular tipster Evan Blass has finally tweeted some key specs about the devices.Blass in a tweet revealed that the Galaxy Note 10 will sport a 6.3-inch AMOLED display, while the Galaxy Note 10+ will bring a much larger 6.8-inch screen. He adds that the regular Galaxy Note 10 will come with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. We expect the Plus-sized model to come with up to 12GB of RAM as previously rumoured.Notably, we learn that the Galaxy Note 10 (and most likely Note 10+) will be powered by the new Snapdragon 855+ chipset despite contrary reports that the company will be using the regular SD855 chipset. The new Snapdragon 855+ brings a slight bump in GPU and CPU performance over the Snapdragon 855.The Galaxy Note 10 is said to house a 3,600mAh battery, which seems less for a Note device. To recall, last year’s Galaxy Note 9 offered a 4,000mAh capacity. However, the Galaxy Note 10+ will bring a bigger 4,300mAh battery, which sounds about right for a phone with a massive display. Blass’ tweet also seems to confirm that the Galaxy Note 10 phones will support 45W fast charging, which would be a first from a Samsung phone. This suggests extremely fast charging speeds similar to what brands like OnePlus and Huawei offer.advertisementAdditionally, the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ will also support 15W “charge share” and microSD card support. While the regular Note 10 is expected to get a triple camera setup, Blass says the Note 10+ will offer an extra depth sensing camera. Both the Galaxy Note 10 phones will, of course, support S Pen. Interestingly, the S Pen is said to support air gestures, although it is unclear how this feature will work. The S Pen is expected to come with Bluetooth support much like it did last year with the Galaxy Note 9.Blass is typically spot on when it comes to Samsung-based leaks, so there is a good possibility that the specs mentioned above are true. We expect more details to pour in as we get closer to the Galaxy Unpacked event on August 7.ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy Note 10 India launch teased on Flipkart, expected to come to India soon after global debutALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 official renders reveal design, may launch with Galaxy Note 10 on August 7last_img read more