Badminton: Gilmour books double semi-final spot

Kirsty Gilmour made it to both the singles and women's doubles semi-finals.
Kirsty Gilmour made it to both the singles and women's doubles semi-finals.
Scottish Open Grand Prix
Venue: Emirates Arena, Glasgow Dates: 19-23 November
Coverage: BBC Sport website

Scottish Commonwealth silver medallist Kirsty Gilmour was made to fight for her place in a second semi-final at the Scottish Open Grand Prix.

After defeating Czech opponent Zuzana Pavelkova in the morning's last 16 match, Sweden's Elinor Widh won the last-eight opener 21-16.

However, Gilmour battled back 21-9 and 21-14 despite a heavy cold.

"I started well but then she got into a rhythm and she is a strong, strong girl," said Gilmour.

"She made fewer errors than when I have seen her before.

"I struggled in the first game but coped much better in the second before going on to win."

The top seed also made it into the women's doubles semi-finals alongside Imogen Bankier after the pair were awarded a walkover due to England's Sophie Brown, who was partnering Kate Robertshaw, being forced to pull out due to illness.

Gilmour and Bankier had earlier defeated Sweden's Emelie Fabbeke and Denmark's Lena Grebak 21-13 21-12 in the last 16.

Commonwealth bronze medallists Bankier and Robert Blair defeated eighth seeds Gaetan Mittelheisser and Audrey Fontaine of France 21-19 21-11 in the mixed doubles.

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