Saina, Kashyap, Jayaram advance in Hong Kong
London Olympics badminton bronze medallist Saina Nehwal made short work of Aprilla Yuswandari of Indonesia to move into the women's singles second round of the USD 250,000 Hong Kong Open Super Series yesterday
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.