Badminton: Saina Nehwal storms into final of Indonesia Masters

In Badminton, Olympic Silver medalist Saina Nehwal today stormed into the Final of the Indonesia Masters at Jakarta. She defeated higher-seed, 4th placed Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand in straight games, 21-19, 21-19. It was Saina’s 9th victory over the Thai.

In the Final tomorrow, Saina will face the winner of today’s other semi-final between top seed Tzu Ying Tai and eighth-placed Bingjiao He.Saina had defeated compatriot and second seed PV Sindhu in the quarterfinals.

The Indian pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will play its Men’s Doubles semi-final later today.

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