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Xuerei beats Minatsu to enter China Open final
November 18, 2012
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SHANGHAI: China’s impressive shuttler Li Xuerei showed a strong performance in the arena as she reached into women’s singles final after defeating Japan’s in-form shuttler Minatsu Mitani in semi-final encounter at Li Ning China Open 2012 in Shanghai, on Saturday.

The World Number Two Xuerui, who is also second seed in the tournament, played with tremendous control in her aggressive play and remained successful in winning against Mitani who won the French Open Super Series 2012 last month.

Xuerui was in staggering form in the first set and she did not face even a slight problem in winding it up. However, she had to work extra hard in the second game and eventually she won the match with a close margin.

On the other hand, the lower ranked Mitani could not play positive badminton in the opening set but she found a wonderful flow in the following game and troubled her rival all the way.

However, Japanese shuttler could not control her nerves in the ending points and eventually went down with a tight difference on the board.

Chinese lady put up wonderful show of top class badminton in the first game as she played with remarkable precision and managed to set up a striking lead until the one-minute break.

After the interval, Mitani tried her best to find a good flow but she could not pick the bird timely and remained struggling far behind.

Meanwhile, Xuerui advanced with a stunning speed and she did not face any hurdle in winding up the opening game with a cracking margin of 21-8.

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