Saina enters Into SemiFinal Orleans Masters tournament in Paris.
Orleans Masters Badminton: Indian squad enters semi-finals in Women’s Singles, Women’s Doubles and Men’s Doubles. #SainaNehwal #OreleansMasters2021
Badminton, Saina Nehwal has entered the Women’s Singles semi-final of the Orleans Masters tournament in Paris. The Indian shuttler defeated America’s Iris Wang in quarterfinal 21-19, 17-21, 21-19 this evening. However, in another quarterfinal match, Ira Sharma lost to Danish shuttler Line Christophersen 11-21, 8-21.
In Men’s Singles quarterfinal, Kidambi Srikkanth also lost to Toma Junior Popov of France 19-21, 17-21.
Earlier in the day, Indian duo of Krishna Prasad Garaga and Vishnu Vardhan entered the Men’s Doubles semi-final of the tournament. They defeated the French pair of Christo Popov and Toma Junior Popov 21-17, 10-21, 22-20 in the quarterfinal today. In the semi-finals, they will face England’s Callum Hemming and Steven Stallwood, who beat Indian seventh seeds M.R. Arjun and Dhruv Kapila in the quarter-finals today.
Commonwealth Games bronze medallists Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy also reached the women’s doubles semi- final. They beat Chloe Birch and Lauren Smith from England 21-14, 21-18 in the last eight.