Wang will meet either second-ranked Wang Xin or third-ranked Li Xuerui for the gold medal on Saturday.
However, this defeat doesn’t end Saina’s medal hopes. She can still triumph a bronze if she prevails in the third-place playoff.
Saina said that “I am so happy as it’s one of my dreams to play in the Olympic semifinals. Last time in the quarterfinals of the Olympics, I was 11-3 up…… I still can’t forget that,”