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.