Saina Nehwal will face Li Xuerui in the final clash of China open
Another exemplary performance helped world no. one Saina Nehwal to sail into the finals of $700,000 China Open Superseries Premier.
The defending champion of the china Open needed just 42 minutes to ease past the former World No.1 Chinese Wang Yihan 21-13, 21-18 at the Haixia Olympic Sports Center.
Saina was put under pressure by her opponent and the Chinese crowd who was behind her but she kept her nerve to lose only one point from 17-all to pocket the game and enter the final.
This is Saina’s third consecutive victory over the prevailing Asian Games gold medalist, all coming in 2015, bettering her record to 4-9.
This is encountered to be Saina’s fifth final of the year. She won two at the India Open Super Series and India Grand Prix Gold but lost the All-England and World Championships final to World No.1 Carolina Marin of Spain.
Saina will face the reigning Olympic Champion Li Xuerui in the final clash. Li Xuerui has a domineering 9-2 record against Saina. Saina’s last victory against Xuerui came in 2012 but this year Saina has been a force to reckon with.