“It’s always going to be Saina versus China,” said the fourth seed, the only non-Chinese player in the semi-finals. “It’s sad, of course, but I was very confident that in the second game I could pull it off. Maybe she said: ‘Maybe I don’t want to play.’”
Wang complained she had slipped on some sweat, which she had asked to have swept off.
“I raised the issue two or three times, but the referee would not allow it,” she said.
Malaysia’s Lee Chong-wei will seek revenge in the men’s singles when he plays China’s world No. 1 Lin Dan, the man who thrashed him for the gold at the Beijing Games.