All England Open 2013: Saina Reaches Semis, Kashyap Loses

2nd seed Saina Nehwal reaches semifinal after winning a marathon match of 1 hour 14 minutes 23-21, 19-21, 21-16 against 6th seed Shixian Wang.

Qualifier Results
Day 1 Results
Day 2 Results

With this win she has equalled her best performance in All England Open. She has reached semifinal of this tournament in 2010.

Kashyap losing his quarterfinal match against 2nd seed chinese Long Chen leaves Saina as the lone Indian in the tournament.

Saina registered her 4th win over Chinese Wang in 5 matches.

    In World Championship 2010 2nd seed Saina def 6th seed Wang 21-8, 21-14.
    In Hong Kong Open Super Series 2010 2nd seed Saina def 3rd seed Wang 15-21, 21-16, 21-17.
    In Swiss Open 2012 2nd seed Wang defeated 3rd seed Saina 21-19, 21-16.
    In Djarum Indonesia Open 2012, 5th seed Saina won 17-21, 23-21, 19-21 against 3rd seed Wang.
    In 2013 All England Open 2nd seed Saina Nehwal def 6th seed Wang 23-21, 19-21, 21-16

Kashyap lost 16-21, 10-21 to 2nd seed Long Chen in quarterfinal. He could not repeat his win of Indonesia Open 2012 against Long Chen.

    Denmark Open Super Series 2009 8th seed Chen def unseeded Kashyap 21-10, 21-13.
    Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold 2011 top seed Chen won 21-18, 21-5 against 14th seed Kashyap.
    Badminton Asia Championships 2012 2nd seed Chen def unseeded Kashyap 21-9, 21-13.
    Djarum Indonesia Open 2012 unseeded Kashyap def top seed Chen 21-17, 21-14.
    England Open 2013 2nd seed Chen def 9th seed Kashyap 21-16, 21-10

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