Kuala Lumpur: Newly-crowned Indian national champion Kidambi Srikanth continued his impressive run to enter the quarter-finals while Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and P Kashyap lost their second round matches at the $500,000 Malaysia Open Super Series Premier yesterday.
Saina Nehwal and (inset) Kidambi Srikanth upset World No 17 Wan Ho Son
World No 38 Srikanth, who beat Hong Kong’s World No 11 Hu Yun on Wednesday, upset South Korean World No 17 Wan Ho Son 11-21, 21-19, 21-19 in a marathon match which lasted an hour and nine minutes at the Putra Stadium.
Elsewhere, eighth seed Saina was upset by Chinese World No 25 Xue Yao 16-21, 21-10, 21-19. Sindhu, on the other hand, was ousted by South Korean sixth seed Yeon Ju Bae 21-16, 21-19.
In the men’s singles, top Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap suffered a straight game defeat at the hands of third seen Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark. Kashyap lost 18-21 15-21 in a 43-minute second round match.