Saina, Sameer enter final of Syed Modi International C’ships

In Badminton, Saina Nehwal and Sameer Verma have entered the final of Syed Modi International Championships.

In Lucknow today, in the women’s singles semifinal, Saina seeded second defeated Ruselli Hartawan of Indonesia 12-21, 21-7, 21-6. She will face Yue Han of China in the final tomorrow.

In the men’s singles semifinal, Sameer beat Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo of Indonesia 21-13, 17-21, 21-8. Sameer faces Lu Guangzu also of China in the final tomorrow.

The women’s doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy also reached doubles final.  In the semifinal, Ashwini and Sikki beat Russia’s Ekaterina Bolotova and Alina Davletova 21-18, 21-16.

In Mixed doubles, the pair of Satwiksairaj and Ashwini Ponnappa lost in the semifinal.

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