Saina Nehwal enters quarter-finals in Indonesia Super Series

The 23-year-old from Hyderabad will take on Carolina Marin of Spain in the quarters. Saina, seeded second, relied on her smashes and superior net play to steer clear of her Japanese rival.

updated: June 13, 2013 22:22 IST
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Jakarta: Defending champion Saina Nehwal, R M V Gurusaidutt and Ajay Jayaram today advanced to the quarterfinals of the Indonesian Super Series Premier after winning their respective matches, here on Thursday.

However, it was curtains for Sai Praneeth in the men's singles as he went down fighting against World No.1 Lee Chong Wei in the pre-quarters.

Saina registered a comfortable straight-game victory over Sayaka Takahashi of Japan while Gurusaidutt fought hard for his win over Kazumasa Sakai of Japan.

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