Saina in quarterfinals of Malaysia Open
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Last Updated: Friday, January 13, 2012, 09:14
  
Saina in quarterfinals of Malaysia Open
New Delhi: Indian ace Saina Nehwal didn`t break much sweat against Chinese Taipei`s Shao Chieh Cheng and notched up a straight-game victory to reach the quarterfinal of the Malaysian Super Series in Kuala Lumpur.

The fourth seeded Indian rode on her smashes and better net play to outwit Cheng 21-19, 21-8 in a 31-minute match in women`s singles.

The world number four Indian will next meet two-time All England champion Tine Baun of Denmark tomorrow.

Saina took time to get off the block and after lagging 2-6 initially, the Indian was left to do the catch-up act for most part of game.

The Chinese Taipei girl held the lead throughout the game before losing it at the end as a dominant Saina reeled off six straight points to zoom from 15-19 to pocket the game.

She continued her dominance in the second game too as she didn`t give any chance to her rival to make any sort of recovery after opening up a three-point lead in the beginning and in no time eased into the quarterfinals.

Saina had also reached the quarterfinals last week at the Korea Open.

PTI

First Published: Friday, January 13, 2012, 09:14


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