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Patna : World No 16 A N Se Young, 17, South Korea, defeated World No 9 Saina Nehwal, 29, India, in straight games in quarter-finals of Yonex French Open at Paris, France, on October 25, 2019.

Young beat Saina 22-20, 23-21 in 49 minutes to enter semi-finals of the HSBC BWF World Tour Super 750 tournament. Young won 45 rallies in the match to 41 by the Indian. She won 4 consecutive points in the match to 5 by Young. It was first meeting between the two players. saina’s poor form continues.

World No 2 and 2nd seed Akane Yamaguchi, 22, Japan, entered the SFs after her quarter-finals opponent He Bing Jiao, China, the World No 7, retired due to injury after the first game.He Bing Jiao lost the first game 13-21 in 14 minutes.

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