Yang halts Prerna run, enters final

Yang halts Prerna run, enters final

Prerna, who had not dropped a set in the tournament and lost only seven games in her three matches before running into the Chinese, was the only surviving Indian in the semifinals.     

Yang, who began with two double faults, was fluent on both the flanks and chased down everything. Her groundstrokes were unerring and had Prerna in a bind. A rash of errors from the Indian hastened her exit.

In the title clash, Yang plays sixth-seeded Korean Hae-Sung Kim who outlasted third-seeded Mexican Nadia Abdala after a three hour, 39 minutes marathon, winning 4-6, 7-5, 6-4.

Later, Hae-Sung and Ju-Eun defeated top-seeded pair Rushmi Chakravarthi and Israel’s Keren Shlomo 6-3, 6-4, to win the doubles title.

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