Saina Nehwal storms into Indonesia Open quarters

In the next round, top Indian shuttler, will either face world No. 1 Carolina Marin or Akane Yamaguchi.

Saina Nehwal storms into Indonesia Open quarters

New Delhi: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal beat Fitriani Fitriani in the women's singles event on Thursday to enter the quarterfinals of the Indonesia Super Series Premier tournament.

The eighth-seeded Nehwal didn't break much sweat to crush the local favourite, 21-11 21-10, in a contest that lasted little over 30 minutes.

In the next round, top Indian shuttler, will either face world No. 1 Carolina Marin or Akane Yamaguchi.

If Saina goes on to win the tournament, it would be her first maiden title of the season, after making a slew of semifinal finishes earlier this year.

Earlier, Indian challenge in the women's doubles and men's doubles came to an end after pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa, and Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy lost their respective second round games.

(With ANI inputs)  

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