Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu Enter Quarters at World Badminton Championship

Saina Nehwal beat 13th seed Sayaka Takahashi of Japan 14-21, 21-18, 21-12 to reach the quarterfinals of the World Badminton Championship being played in Copenhagen.

updated: August 28, 2014 22:58 IST
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File photo: Saina Nehwal in action during the World Championship in Copenhagen, Denmark.


Copenhagen: Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu came back from a game down to win their respective women's singles matches as they entered the quarterfinals of the World Badminton Championship, here on Thursday.

Sindhu, 19, held her nerves in the last six match points to upset World No.5 Yeon Ju Bae of South Korea 19-21 22-20 25-23 in 1 hour and 16 minutes at the Ballerup Super Arena.

The 11th-seeded Hyderabadi will now take on World No.2 Shixian Wang of China, who eased past Thi Trang Vu of Vietnam 21-12 21-7 in the pre-quarterfinals match.

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