Zulkiffli through to Brazil final

Top seed Zulfadli Zulkiffli reached the final of the Brazil Grand Prix on Saturday after defeating hometown player Ygor Coelho De Oliveira in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil.

Zulkiffli of Malaysia needed 72 minutes to battle past Brazil’s De Oliveira 21-18, 24-22.

In an upset in the other men’s semi-final, fourth seed Anand Pawar of India downed Israeli second seed Misha Zilberman 18-21, 21-14, 21-12 in a match lasting 69 minutes.

In women’s singles semi-final action, Spanish top seed Beatriz Corrales beat Rachel Honderich of Canada 21-19, 12-21, 21-12 and will face Finish second seed Airi Mikkela in the final after she defeated fourth seed Fabiana Silva of Brazil 21-14 19-21 21-7 in 57 minutes.