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Indonesia Masters: Saina Nehwal overpowers He Bingjiao to enter finals

PTI
Published Jan 26, 2019, 4:54 pm IST
Updated Jan 26, 2019, 4:54 pm IST
The 28-year-old from Hyderabad notched up a come-from-behind 18-21 21-12 21-18 triumph over sixth seed Bingjiao,
Nehwal reached the finals at the last edition. (Photo: AP)
 Nehwal reached the finals at the last edition. (Photo: AP)

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 here on Saturday.

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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