Indonesia Masters: Saina Nehwal battles back from a game down to beat He Bingjao, book place in the final

Saina Nehwal continued her impressive run to enter the finals of the USD 350,000 Indonesia Masters with a hard-fought win over China's He Bingjiao in Jakarta on Saturday.

Press Trust of India January 26, 2019 18:16:38 IST
Indonesia Masters: Saina Nehwal battles back from a game down to beat He Bingjao, book place in the final

Jakarta: Saina Nehwal continued her impressive run to enter the finals of the USD 350,000 Indonesia Masters with a hard-fought win over China's He Bingjiao in Jakarta on Saturday.

Indonesia Masters Saina Nehwal battles back from a game down to beat He Bingjao book place in the final

File image of Saina Nehwal. Reuters

The 28-year-old from Hyderabad, who had reached the finals at the last edition, notched up a come-from-behind 18-21 21-12 21-18 triumph over sixth seed Bingjiao, who had won a bronze medal at the World Championship last year.

Eighth seed Saina will now face either Spain's three-time World Champion and reigning Olympic champion Carolina Marin or China's Chen Yufei, seeded third.

Saina had won a gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, a bronze at the Asian Games, besides reaching finals at the Denmark, Indonesia Masters and Syed Modi International last year.

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