All-England C'ships: Saina Nehwal in quarters; Prannoy, Jwala-Ashwini exit

Mar 07, 2015, 08:05 IST | IANS

Birmingham: Saina Nehwal entered the women’s singles quarter-finals of the $500,000 All England Open Badminton Championships by virtue of a straight games win at the Barclaycard Arena on Thursday.

Saina Nehwal
Saina Nehwal

The third seed needed only 46 minutes to ease past South Korean Kim Hyo Min 21-15, 21-15 in their first career meeting.

Meanwhile, the women’s doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa went down 10-21, 13-21 to top seeds Tian Qing and Zhao Yunlei.  In the men’s singles event, HS Prannoy lost his men’s singles second round to local shuttler Rajiv Ouseph. In a battle that lasted an hour and 12 minutes, Ouseph won 17-21, 21-19,    21-18.

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