Basel: Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy registered fighting victories in the last eight contests of women’s and men’s singles events respectively to reach the semifinals of the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold yesterday.

Saina eked out a 13-21, 21-15, 21-14 win over Japan’s Sayaka Sato, seeded seventh, in a 52-minute contest.

In men’s singles, Prannoy beat Thailand’s Tanongsak aensomboonsuk, seeded 16th, 21-18, 22-24, 21-9.