Saina reaches quarters

Saina Nehwal

Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal advanced to the quarterfinals of French Super Series after notching up an easy win over Pui Yin Yip of Hong Kong in the second round of the women’s singles event in Paris.

Eighth-seeded Saina beat Pui 21-15, 21-14 to set up a last eight clash against top seed Wang Lin of China.
Indian mixed doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and D Viju beat English pair Dean George and Samantha Ward 19-21, 21-10, 21-16 for a berth in the quarterfinals.

However, Jwala, partnering Ashwini Ponnappa, could not create the same magic in the women’s doubles as the duo went down 18-21, 20-22 ot fifth-seeded Chinese pair Jin Maa and Xiaoli Wang in 32 minutes.
It was curtains for men’s doubles pair of Rupesh Kumar and Thomas Sanave after they lost their pre-quarterfinals match against third seed Dane combo of Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen 15-21, 21-13, 21-12.

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