Paris: India's Badminton sensation Saina Nehwal has rushed into the final of the French Open Super Series Badminton Championship. She outplayed Germany's Juliane Schenk in straight sets 21-19, 21-8 yesterday.
World No. 3 Badminton star will be facing Japan's Minatsu Mitani in the final of the tournament, today. if she wins today, it will be her third super series title victory this year. Her opponent beat her rival Eriko Hirose 21-19, 21-10 in her semifinal clash.
Saina was trailing 0-3 at the start of the match but she quickly cut down on her errors and made it 6-all. After that the Fourth seed took a 15-10 lead. But Saina once again fought back and won six of the next seven points to equalize the scores.
Later, Juliane broke Saina's concentration by requesting the chair umpire to check the speed of the shuttle twice, which was accepted. The German player once again took a lead of 19-16 but Saina however, won the next five points in a row to win the first game 21-19.
She carried her game forward by winning the first eight points in a row in the second game. Juliane tried her best to overcome Saina but at every moment she was turned down by the Hyderabadi shuttler. Finally, Saina dominatingly won the game 21-8. The German player lost to Indian for the second time in last six days.