Saina in QF of Malaysia Open Grand Prix

Updated: May 05, 2011, 19:53 PM IST

New Delhi: Saina Nehwal defeated Ayane Kurihara of Japan 21-14, 21-17 to move into the quarterfinals of the Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold badminton at Alor Setar.

Saina will now take on Chinese qualifier Wang Lin, who upset another Japanese, seeded-sixth Eriko Hirose, 21-11, 21-15.

Saina, who had a forgettable last week where she crashed out in the opening round of India Open Super Series, is the only Indian left in the tournament.