KIRSTY GILMOUR gave her fans a fright tonight before booking her place in a second semi-final at the Scottish Open Grand Prix.
Gilmour, who made light work of Czech opponent Zuzana Pavelkova in her last 16 match in the morning, dropped her first game of the tournament when Sweden’s Elinor Widh won the opener 21-16.
But the Commonwealth silver medallist shrugged off a heavy cold to battle back in the second game and level the contest 21-9 before getting the measure of her opponent to clinch the decider 21-14 after 58 minutes.
Gilmour, last year’s runner-up to new world champion Carolina Marin of Spain, said: “I started well but then she got into a rhythm and she is a strong, strong girl. She made fewer errors than when I have seen her before.