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Chetan, Saina in India Open semis

Source: PTI
June 11, 2010 22:10 IST
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Ace Indian shuttlers Chetan Anand and Saina Nehwal made it to the semi-finals of the men's and women's singles respectively in the India Open Grand Prix with contrasting victories in Chennai on Friday.

While top seed Chetan beat unseeded giant-killer Chun Seang Tan of Malaysia 21-15, 19-21, 21-16, world number six Saina thrashed compatriot Sayali Gokhale 21-4, 21-8 in the quarter-finals.

Chetan, the world number 19, will now take on unseeded Yunus Alamsyah of Indonesia in the semi-finals, while Saina's opponent in the last four stage will be Indonesia's Aprilia Yuswandari, who upset Australia's Renuga Veeran 21-9, 21-6.

Among other Indians, RMV Guru Sai Dutt also entered the semi-finals, upsetting title contender and second seed Malaysian Mohd Hafiz Hashim, who conceded the quarter-final encounter after 36 minutes, trailing 18-21, 15-16.

Seventh seed Guru Sai Dutt will next face third seeded compatriot P Kashyap, who got the better of Anand Pawar 12-21, 21-9, 21-12.

In other women's singles quarter-finals, second seed Mew Choo Wong of Malaysian defeated Singapore's Jiayuan Chen 21-9, 21-17.

Mew will clash with Linda Weni Fanetri of Indonesia next.

Results (all quarter-finals, prefix denotes seeding):

Men's singles: 7-RMV Guru Sai Dutt (IND) bt 2-Mohd Hafiz Hashim (MAS) 21-18, 16-15 (retd); 1-Chetan Anand (IND) bt Chun Seang Tan (MAS) 21-15, 19-21, 21-16; Yunus Alamsyah (INA) bt 4-Arvind Bhat (IND) 21-19, 21-19; 3-Kashyap Parupalli (IND) bt 6-Anand Pawar (IND) 12-21, 21-9, 21-12.

Women's singles: Aprilia Yuswandari (INA) bt Regnua Weeran (AUS) 21-9, 21-6; 2-Mew Choo Wong (MAS) bt 8-Jiayuan Chen (SIN) 22-20, 21-19; 1-Saina Nehwal (IND) bt 6-Sayali Ghokhale (IND) 21-4, 21-8; Linda Weni Fanetri (INA) bt Gu Juan (SIN) 21-9, 21-17.

Men's doubles: Afiat Yuris Wirawan/Rendy Sugiarto (INA) bt Mohammad Rizki/Muhammad Rijal (INA) 21-10, 21-16; 4-Chayut Triyachart/Danny Bawa Chrisnanta (SIN) bt Berry Angriawan/Muhammad Ulinnuha (INA) 21-18, 21-12; 1-Mohd Fairuzizuan/Mohd Zakry (MAS) bt SDS Krishna/Vineet Manual (IND) 21-13, 21-9.

Women's doubles: 1-Lei Yao/Shinta Mulia Sari (SIN) bt Debby Susanto/Richi Puspita Dili (INA) 21-13, 21-16; Della Destiara Harris/Suci Rizki Andini (INA) bt 3-Aparna Balan/Shruti Kurien (IND) 15-21, 21-10, 21-11.

Mixed doubles: Jenna Gozali/Ricky Widianto (INA) bt 2-Raj Veeran/Renuga Veeran (AUS) 21-9, 21-13; 4-Muhammad Rijal/Debby Susanto (INA) bt Tarun Kona/Ashwini Ponnappa (IND) 21-9, 21-16; Chayut Triyachart/Lei Yao (SIN) bt 3-Arun Vishnu/Aparna Balan (IND) 22-20, 21-14; 1-Diju Valiyanti/Jwala Gutta (IND) bt Yu Yan Vanessa/Hendri Kurniawan Saputra (INA) 21-17, 19-21, 21-16.

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