Jakarta, Jan 26: Eight seed Saina Nehwal secured a women's singles final berth as she defeated Chinese shuttler He Bingjiao in a semifinal match of 2019 Indonesia Masters badminton tournament on Saturday.
She lost the first game, but made a come back and ended with scores of 18-21, 21-12, 21-18. Nehwal took 58 minutes to defeat Bingjiao.
The semifinal match win secured a second consecutive final berth for Nehwal at the tournament.
In the final match on Sunday, Nehwal would vie against the winner of another semifinal match between Chen Yufei of China and Danish player Carolina Marin.
Saina had won a gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, a bronze at the Asian Games, besides reaching finals at the Denmark, Indonesia Masters and Syed Modi International last year. (UNI)