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Saina rallies to enter Singapore Open final

June 20, 2010 02:39 IST

Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal is in line for a second Super Series title after scoring a come-from-behind victory over Lan Lu of China in the semi-finals of the Singapore Open on Saturday.

The top-seeded Indian, currently ranked sixth in the world, rallied from a game down to beat her fourth-seeded opponent 8-21, 21-17, 21-8 in 49 minutes to storm into the final of the tournament at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Saina, who bagged her maiden Super Series title in June last year by winning the Indonesian Open, will meet qualifier Tzu Ying Tai of Chinese Taipei in Sunday's summit clash.

Tai defeated Youn Joo Bae of Korea 21-16, 21-18 in the other semi-final.

In the men's singles, however, India's Parupalli Kashyap lost to seventh seed Indonesian Sony Kuncoro 19-21, 20-22 in a hard-fought semifinal match that lasted 48 minutes.

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