Saina in semi-finals of Indonesia Super Series

June 19th, 2009 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Saina Nehwal remained in hunt for her maiden Super Series title as she battled past South Korean Hye Youn Hwang 21-7, 13-21, 21-15 to advance to the semi-finals of the Indonesia Super Series in Djakarta Friday.
The World No.8 Indian was off to a flier, pocketing the first game with ease, but Hwang came back strong to take the second game and push the contest to decider.

Saina, seeded sixth, faced a stiff resistance in the third game, but managed to win key points to emerge winner in 45 minutes.

She will next clash with Chinese Lan Lu, seeded seventh, who upset her second seed compatriot Yihan Wang 21-10, 11-21, 22-20 in a gruelling encounter.

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