While third seed B Sai Praneeth took just 36 minutes to dismantle the challenge posed by Pannawit Thongnuam in the semifinals of the men's singles, second seed Saina Nehwal faltered in the last-four stage of the women's singles event to bow out of the tournament in Bangkok. London Olympic bronze medallist Saina, however, had to bite the dust as she lost in straight games to Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungphan 19-21 18-21 in 53 minutes. The fourth seeded Christie registered 21-9, 21-18 win over Malaysia's Joo Ven Soong in the other semi-final match. But Praneeth closed the gap and reduced the deficit to one point at the break.
Saina made her task hard by committing a large number of unforced errors in the second game of her match.
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Thongnuam came out fighting in the second game and though Praneeth eked out a narrow 6-4 lead, the home favourite levelled things up at 6-6. In the women's singles, Saina dominated the opening game handsomely before the World No. 132 Haruko bounced back quite well to take the second game 22-20 and level the game by 1-1.
Saina Nehwal too books a berth in the semis after she won a tough battle against Japanese shuttler Haruko Suzuki. With no player ready to give an inch, it was Saina who brought up match point at 20-19 but it was Suzuki who won three consecutive points to level the match at a game apiece.