Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu Enter Denmark Open Quarters

Saina Nehwal easily moved past old rival Minatsu Mitani of Japan 21-12, 21-10 in 38 minutes to take a 5-2 advantage in career meetings.

updated: October 16, 2014 22:32 IST
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Saina Nehwal is one of the strongest contenders for a medal in Copenhagen.


Odense, Denmark: Leading Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu earned straight-game wins to advance to the women's singles quarter-finals of the $600,000 Denmark Open Super Series Premier here Thursday.

Meanwhile, reigning Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap and rising kid on the block Kidambi Srikanth also came out on top in their respective men's singles pre-quarterfinals to enter the men's singles last eight.

Beginning India's campaign on Thursday was two-time World Championship bronze medallist Sindhu who needed only 31 minutes to edge past Russia's Ksenia Polikarpova 21-17, 21-19 in their first ever match.

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