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Saina in Indonesian Open final

June 26, 2010 17:17 IST

Defending champion Saina Nehwal dished out yet another dominating performance, routing Japan's Eriko Hirose 21-9, 21-10 to storm into the final of the Indonesian Open Super Series badminton tournament in Jakarta on Saturday.

Saina thus earned a shot at her second successive Super Series title, having won the one in Singapore last week.

The top seeded Indian was all over her fourth seeded opponent as she collected points in heap and never allowed Hirose to come back.

It took her 27 minutes to finish on the right side of the result, which gives her a chance to notch up a hat-trick of titles.

Before winning the Singapore Open, Saina had won the Indian Open Grand Prix on home turf.

The world number three will now face off with another Japanese in Sayaka Sato, who ended the superb run of local qualifier Ana Rovita with a 21-19, 21-14 win in the other semi-final.

Continuing her scorching form, Saina began to dismantle the challenge of Hirose right from the start as she opened up a huge lead in no time.

Merely nine minutes into the match and the scoreline was 17-8 in Saina's favour and the Indian pocketed the opening game in just 12 minutes.

With such a superb start there was no stopping the Hyderabadi as she scored five points in a row to create a 9-2 lead in the second game.

Not even once, the Japanese could garner two consecutive points. The Indian took another four points to make it 15-5 and from there on, it was just a matter of time to complete the formalities.

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