Saina Nehwal reaches quarters of Korea Open; PV Sindhu, Kashyap ousted

London Olympics quarterfinalist Kashyap lost to seventh seed Yun Hu of Hong Kong in a marathon match. Hu won the match 16-21, 21-13, 21-17 in one hour and 10 minutes to extend his career head-to-head against Kashyap to 2-0.

updated: January 10, 2013 18:26 IST
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Seoul: World No.3 shuttler Saina Nehwal reached the women's singles quarterfinals at the $1 million Korea Open Super Series Premier while compatriots P.V. Sindhu and Parupalli Kashyap faltered in the second round here on Thursday.

Saina defeated Mingtian Fu of Indonesia, for the fourth time in as many meetings, in straight games. The Hyderabadi won 21-16, 21-9 in 36 minutes at the S.K. Handball Stadium here in the first and most expensive tournament of the season.

Meanwhile, Sindhu lost to Thailand's Porntip Buranaprasertsuk 19-21, 13-21 in 31 minutes. This was Sindhu's first loss to the Thai World No.13 in three meetings.

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