17 Jun '11, 2pm

Singapore hopes end at badminton Open

Singapore hopes end at badminton Open

Gu Juan of Singapore hits a backhand against Japan's Ai Goto in their second round women's singles match of Li-Ning Singapore Open 2011 at the Indoor Stadium. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM SINGAPORE'S hopes of glory at the Li-Ning Singapore Open were extinguished at the quarter-final stage on Friday evening, as Gu Juan lost 17-21, 12-21 to world No.2 Wang Xin in just under a half hour. The Singapore shuttler, ranked 26th in the world, was constantly a step behind her opponent from China, only leading twice throughout the match. Meanwhile, world No.1 Wang Shixian had to save three match points against Juliane Schenk before beating the German 17-21, 21-15, 22-20. With the victory, Wang booked a spot in Saturday's semi-final, where she will face 2008 winner Tine Baun of Denmark.

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