Seeded third, Saina won 22-20, 21-8 in 33 minutes at the Hong Kong Coliseum over the World No 34 Indonesian. In her next match, Saina faces Lin Wang of China, who has a 3-2 head-to-head record against the World No 3.
In men’s singles, Ajay Jayaram and London Olympics quarter-finalist Parupalli Kashyap also won their respective ties to advance to the next round of the final Super Series tournament of the calendar.
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