Chetan in India Open Grand Prix final

Updated: 18 April 2008 17:53 IST

Chetan Anand scored an easy straight-games victory over Andrew Smith of England to cruise into men's singles final of Yonex Sunrise India Open.

Hyderabad:

India's Chetan Anand scored an easy straight-games victory over Andrew Smith of England to cruise into men's singles final of Yonex Sunrise India Open Grand Prix badminton tournament on Saturday.

The unseeded Indian did short work of his English opponent 21-6 (rpt 21-6), 21-9 in the semifinal to set up a summit clash against Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand tomorrow.

Fifth-seeded Ponsana came back from one game down to beat Sho Sasaki of Japan 19-21, 21-14, 21-15 in the other semifinal match.

In women's singles, second seed Lan Lu of China defeated third seed compatriot Lin Zhu of China 17-21, 21-7, 21-10 to set a final date against six seed Mi Zhou of Hong Kong who beat Eriko Hirose of Japan 18-21, 21-12, 21-12 in the semifinal.

In men's doubles semifinal, unseeded Choon Eng Chew and Chong Ming Chan of Malaysia upset the second seeded combine of Chandra Wijaya of Indonesia and Tony Gunawan of United States 21-18 9-21 21-19.

Topics : Badminton
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