The fourth-seeded Saina won 21-14 14-21 21-17 in a 45-minute battle against giant-killer Cheng. In the final match on Sunday, Jun 26, Nehwal will face world No. 3 Wang Yihan of China, who beat compatriot Jiang Yanjio, the tournament"s sixth seed, in Saturday"s semifinal.
The 21-year-old girl from Hyderabad, who had won Swiss Open title (2011), Indian Open (2010), Chinese Taipei (2008), four Super Series finals in Indonesia (twice), Singapore and Hong Kong, is looking for support from Indonesian fans.
"I"m just looking forward to having one good final again in Indonesia. I hope for support from Indonesian fans, that"s all I want," Saina said after her semi-final match.
Saina said that Indonesian fans have been supporting her since the first round and it will give her great confidence for the finals.
"I feel like I"m at home when playing in Indonesia. I think there"s some kind of connection between me and Indonesia. I will definitely never skip a tournament held in Indonesia." Saina Nehwal added.