Indian paddler Suhana Saini claimed a bronze medal after losing to Romania's Elena Zaharia in the under-19 girls' semifinals at the ongoing WTT Youth Contender Tunis 2022 championships in the Tunisian capital.

The Haryana girl fought hard against her Romanian opponent before losing 11-9, 9-11, 10-12, 11-13.

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In the third and fourth games, the Indian had the opportunity to make a comeback, but the U-19 world no 1 Elena held her nerve to outwit Suhana.

Earlier in the quarterfinals, she defeated Egyptian Farida Badawy 11-9, 11-4, 11-8 in a one-sided contest.

The Indian had claimed three bronze medals at the World Youth Championships in December in 2021.