BWF: Saina Nehwal progresses to quarter-finals of Malaysia Masters

ANI Kuala Lumpor, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Jan 09, 2020, 05.26 PM(IST)

File photo of Saina Nehwal. Photograph:( AFP )

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Nehwal defeated Korea's An Se Young 25-23, 21-12 in about minutes 38 minutes

Shuttler Saina Nehwal on Thursday progressed to the quarter-finals in the ongoing Malaysia Masters after registering a win in the second round.

Nehwal defeated Korea's An Se Young 25-23, 21-12 in about minutes 38 minutes.

The first game saw back and forth action between both shuttlers, and in the end, Nehwal kept her cool to win it.

On Wednesday, the 29-year-old had outclassed Belgium's Lianne Tan 21-15, 21-17 to move ahead to the pre-quarterfinals.

Men's shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap and Kidambi Srikanth lost their matches to Kento Momota and Chou Tien Chen respectively and as a result, crashed out of the tournament on Wednesday.