Incheon: Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal sailed into the quarter-finals with a comfortable straight-game win after P Kashyap advanced to the pre-quarters, but there was heartbreak for PV Sindhu in the 17th Asian Games here on Thursday. (Full Coverage | Medal Tally)
World number seven Saina thrashed Iran's Soraya Aghaeihajiagha (2-0) 21-7, 21-6 in a women's singles round of 16 match at the Gyeyang Gymnasium.
The top Indian shuttler needed just 18 minutes to seal the match in her favour. While Saina took 18 minutes to win the first game, she pocketed the second in just four minutes against her hapless opponent.