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China Open 2019: Carolina Marin beats He Bing Jiao to reach semifinal

The gold medal winner will now play Japan’s Sayaka Takahashi on Saturday and a place in the finals of the tournament will be at stake.

SNS | New Delhi |

Olympic gold medal winner Carolina Marin of Spain reached the semi-finals of the ongoing China Open World Tour Super 1000 tournament post securing a thrilling win over her Chinese opponent He Bing Jiao in her quarterfinal match.

Marin, who returned to court after eight months after she had to undergo a surgery, stitched a phenomenal come back from behind win. She lost the opening game 11-21 before coming back to win the next two games 21-14, 21-15. The three-game marathon match lasted almost an hour.

The Spaniard had not taken part in the World Championships after she had not recovered from her injury in due time. She had sustained a knee injury in the Indonesia Masters Final in January earlier in the year and she underwent a knee injury post that.

The gold medal winner will now play Japan’s Sayaka Takahashi on Saturday and a place in the finals of the tournament will be at stake.

In the women’s single category, Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu had both bowed out of the tournament earlier which leaves no Indian in contention for a medal in this category.