Christie faces Praneeth in Thailand Open final

Indonesian fourth seed Jonatan Christie will face third seed B. Sai Praneeth of India in the men’s final of the SCG Thailand Open taking place in Bangkok.

In Saturday's men's semi-final's, Christie needed 34 minutes to defeat Malaysia's Joo Ven Soong 21-9, 21-18 to set up a final against Praneeth, after he beat Thailand's Pannawit Thongnuam 21-11, 21-15.

In women's semi-final action, Thai top seed Ratchanok Intanon cruised past American third seed Beiwen Zhang 21-18, 21-15 and will face fourth-seeded countryman Busanan Ongbamrungphan in the final after she caused an upset, beating Indian second seed  Saina Nehwal 21-19, 21-18 in a match lasting just under an hour.