Saina reaches Indian Open badminton quarterfinalMarch 26th, 2009 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 26 (IANS) Saina Nehwal was the lone Indian survivor in the singles draw as she entered the quarterfinal of the women’s singles with a crushing victory over Hung Yung Chan of Hong Kong in the Yonex-Sunrise Indian Open badminton tournament here Thursday.
Second seed Saina dispatched Chan 21-8, 21-8 in just 20 minutes to set up a clash with fifth seed Malaysian Julia Pei Xian Wong, who beat India’s Ashwini Ponnappa
All three home players in the men’s draw - Anup Sridhar, Arvind Bhat and Anand Pawar failed to clear the third round.
Sridhar gave a tough challenge to Chun Seang Tan before going down 21-9, 19-21, 18-21.
Pawar lost 12-21, 12-21 to giant-killer Long Chen of China. Chen had knocked out the top seed and World No. 1 Chong Wei Lee in the first round Wednesday.
Ninth seed Bhat went down to second seed Indonesian Taufiq Hidayat 14-21, 11-21.
In the women’s second round matches, national runner-up P.C Thulasi lost to sixth seed Japanese Yu Hirayama 11-21, 18-21, while Sampada Sahastrabuddhe went down to Singapore’s Beiwen Zhang 18-21, 17-21.
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