By: Lee Chin-wei and Romulo Huang
Taipei, April 9 (CNA) Taiwan’s top female badminton player Tai Tzu-ying (戴資穎) defeated Saina Nehwal of India on Saturday to advance to the final of the women’s singles at the Celcom Axiata Malaysia Open Badminton 2016.
In the semifinals, Tsai beat the tournament third seed Nehwal 21-19, 21-13 in straight sets.
Tai will compete Sunday against Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand, the fourth seed of the tournament, for the women’s singles title. Intanon advanced to the finals Saturday with a 21-11, 21-19 win over Wang Yihan of China.
The Malaysia Open, one of 12 tournaments in the World Superseries of the Badminton World Federation (BWF), carries a total prize of US$550,000. [FULL STORY]