Saina wins, India A step away from Third Title at Malaysian Masters Challenge

Top seed Saina Nehwal tamed her 5th seed opponent to register semifinal win in just 32 minutes to reach the final of Malaysian Masters Challenge 2017. Besides Saina, Top seed Angus in Men’s Singles and Women’s Dobules Thailand pair also reached the final. Mixed Doubles has 2nd seed Malaysian pair in final, while Men’s Doubles will have unseeded in the finals. Title win for Saina will make her second Indian to win at Malaysian Masters after Sindhu, who has won twice. Sindhu is the defending champion and has earlier won in 2013.

Malaysian Masters 2017: Indian squad results

Saina defeated Pui Yin (Hong Kong) 21-13 21-10 to register 7th win in their 9th career meet. She will meet unseeded Pornpawee Chochuwong from Thailand in the final. They have never played before against each other.

Results of All Semifinals:
WS

    Saina Nehwal def Pui Yin (Hong Kong) 21-13 21-10 in 32 minutes
    Pornpawee def 2nd seed Nigan Yi (Hong Kong) 21-19 20-22 21-18 in 1 hour 16 minutes

MS

    Top Seed NG Ka Long Angus (Hong Kong) def Anthony Ginting (Indonesia) 21-18 21-15 in 42 minutes
    5th seed Hyun II Lee (Taipei) def 7th seed Tommy Sugiarto 21-17 21-16 in 41 minutes

WD

    Yan/Suet (Hong Kong) def 4th seed Yin/Yap (Malaysia) 22-20 20-22 21-15 in 1 hour 19 minutes
    Top seed Jongkolphan/Ravinda (Thailand) def Ching/Jung (Taipei) 22-24 21-19 21-11 in 1 hour 6 minutes

XD

    Goh/Shevon (Malaysia) def 6th seed Tontowi/Gloria (Indonesia) 21-17 21-18 in 41 minutes
    2nd seed Kian/Jing (Malaysia) def Chun Hei/Yau (Hong Kong) 19-21 21-13 21-12 in 59 minutes

MD

    Berry/Hardianto (Indonesia) def Endo/Yuta (Japan) 22-20 21-19 in 47 minutes
    Goh/Nur (Malaysia) def Kido/Hendra (Indonesia) 21-15 21-13 in 32 minutes
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