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Saina Nehwal Enters Malaysia Masters Quarters, To Face Marin

Kuala Lumpur: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal on Thursday got here out with a spectacular efficiency as she defeated South Korea’s An Se Younger in her second-round conflict of the continued Malaysia Masters.

The London Olympics bronze medallist defeated eight-seed Younger 25-23, 21-12 in a match that lasted for 39 minutes to make it to the quarter-finals.

Within the first sport, Saina was made to work exhausting by the 17-year-old as each the shuttlers stored going at one another. However, it was the Indian who had the final chortle and finally gained the sport 25-23.

The Hyderabadi shuttler, nonetheless, didn’t must sweat an excessive amount of within the second sport as she gained comfortably by a 21-12 margin to enter the final eight of the competitors. Saina on Wednesday had registered a convincing 21-15, 21-17 win over Belgium’s Lianne Tan.

She’s going to now face Rio Olympic gold medallist Carolina Marin of Spain — who defeated China’s Cai Yanyan 21-4, 24-22 — for a semi-final berth within the Tremendous 500 event.

(IANS)

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