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Saina sets up revenge match against Eriko

Basel: Birthday girl Saina Nehwal overcame a spirited challenge from French qualifier Sashina Vignes Waran to set up a second-round clash with Japanese Eriko Hirose in the Wilson Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold in Switzerland. Continue reading

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Saina crashes out in quarters; Lin-LCW clash in final

Birmingham: Indian hope Saina Nehwal faltered in the quarterfinals of the All England Open badminton championships to a Japanese player who had to keep away thoughts of the devastating tsunami at home. The fifth-seeded Saina, who was expected to win at the event given the absence of some top Chinese players, lost 21-11, 22-20 to Japanese rival Eriko Hirose late on Friday. Continue reading

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