Saina Nehwal defeated World No. 3 Xin Wang 21-17, 22-20 of China Friday to set-up a semifinal clash with Tine Baun of Denmark in the BWF World Super Series Finals at Liuzhou, China.
It was Saina's second victory against Xin in six meetings. She finished at the top of Group B with this win.
Saina, who has already qualified for the semifinals, beat Xin in a 39-minute tussle.
The Indian has beaten Tine Baun only once in four matches. In the other semifinal, Xin will face compatriot Yihan Wang.
Rlys begin in style
Chennai: Defending Champions Indian Railways men and women began with title defence with crushing victories in the Senior National Basketball championships here.
While Railwaymen, gunning for a hat-trick of titles, downed Uttar Pradesh 99-70, their women counterparts, ran amok against a hapless Punjab winning by a whopping 103-37 margin after leading 58-20 at half time.