Saina in quarterfinal


New Delhi: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal advanced to the quarterfinals of the Hong Kong Super Series with a comfortable straight-game win over Salakjit Ponsana of Thailand in Wanchai on December 9.

The World number two Indian took just 26 minutes to get the better off Ponsana 21-10, 21-12 in the second round of the women’s singles event.

Saina surged ahead from 4-4 to a eight point lead and then extended the lead to 16-5 and 18-10 before pocketing the first game comfortably.

The second game was no different as she opened a five point lead at 6-1 and then held her fort to complete a convincing victory.

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