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9:16 am - Tuesday February 20, 2018

Indonesia Masters: Saina Nehwal sail into finals

Jakarta,

Making an excellent start to the new season, star India shuttler Saina Nehwal
stormed into the finals of Indonesia Masters Badminton tournament after a thrilling straight-game win over world no 4 Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand here on Saturday.

The former world no 1, dished out a terrific performance in the 48-minute long game to overcome the Thai challenge 21-19 21-19 in the semifinals.Saina now has a 9-5 head-to-head record against the 2013 World Champion Ratchanok.

She will now face world no 1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei or Chinese eighth seed He Bingjiao in the final tomorrow.27-year-old Saina had earlier defeated compatriot PV Sindhu 21-13, 21-19 in the quarter-finals on Friday.

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