World No. 26 is sole homester in the semi-finals

Fighting display: Rachel Arnold (left) came from a set down to oust Nadine Shahin of Egypt in the quarter-final.

KUALA LUMPUR: Rachel Arnold saved the day for the hosts when she stormed into the semi-finals of the Malaysian Open squash championships after Aifa Azman and Addeen Idrakie ended their campaigns in Bukit Jalil yesterday.

Rachel, the world No. 26, overcame an erratic start to upset fourth seed Nadine Shahin of Egypt 6-11, 11-1, 11-9, 11-9 in a 36-minute quarter-final clash at the National Squash Centre.

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