(Image source from: Saina Nehwal sails)
It seems, Thursday has given smiles, at last with the victory of Saina Nehwal at the end. She has secured victory over Sun Yu of China in their second round match.
The World No.1 player just managed to get first set 21-19, but she lost the second game by the same margin (19-21). However, the second seeded Hyderabadi player dominated third with 21-13 to reach the last eight. The 78 minute game show dwindled in first two games as the Chinese player troubled Indian star.
India's ace badminton player will take on fifth seed Shixian Wang of China. She defeated Thailand’s Busanan Ongbumrungpan for entering next round.
However, the Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa pair suffered defeat in two straight games 14-21, 10-21 in the hands of Nitya Krishinda Maheswari and Greysia Polii of Indonesia.
Minutes after their defeat, Kidambi Srikanth was crushed by Houwei Tian of China in 68 minutes. The Indian player managed to get first game with 21-18 but lost new two games with 17-21 and 13-21 respectively.