Saina Nehwal battles into Thailand Open semis

DN Bureau

Saina Nehwal beat Japan's Haruko Suzuki to book her place in the semi-finals of the Thailand Open.

Saina Nehwal
Saina Nehwal

Bangkok: Indian tennis ace Saina Nehwal produced a spirited performance as she bounced back from a game down against Japan's Haruko Suzuki to book her place in the semi-finals of the Thailand Open here on Friday.

 

After comfortably winning the first game, the London Olympics bronze medallist went down in the second before rebounding strongly to register a 21-15, 20-22, 21-11 win over her Japanese opponent Suzuki in an exhilarating last-eight contest that lasted one hour and nine minutes.

 

The second-seed will now lock horns with Thailand's Busanan Ongbumrungpan, the fourth seed, for a place in the summit showdown.

 

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In the men's singles event, third-seed B.Sai Praneeth also stormed into the last-four of the tournament after clinching an easy 21-16, 21-17 triumph over Kantaphon Wangcharoen of Thailand in a quarter-final clash that lasted 50 minutes at the Nimibutr Stadium. (ANI)













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