Saina Nehwal wins in Hong Kong Open

Updated: 08 December 2010 13:42 IST

Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal cruised into the second round of the Hong Kong Super Series with a comfortable straight-game win over Tsz Ka Chan in Wanchai on

Saina Nehwal wins in Hong Kong Open

Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal cruised into the second round of the Hong Kong Super Series with a comfortable straight-game win over Tsz Ka Chan in Wanchai on Wednesday.

World number two and Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Saina defeated Chan 21-16 21-18 in half an hour match in the women's singles event to set up a clash against Salakjit Ponsana of Thailand. Ponsana defeated Hsiao Huan Chen 21-18 21-13 in her first round match.

Among Indian men, CWG bronze medallist P Kashyap also crossed the first hurdle with a gruelling three-game win over Chinese Taipei's Yu Hsing Hsieh in the singles.

The Indian fought past Hsieh 21-14 19-21 21-18 in an hour and four minute encounter. He will next face fifth seed Jin Chen of China on Thursday.

However, disappointment was in store for other two Indians in fray - Aravind Bhat and RMV GurusaiDatt.

While Bhat went down to Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk 13-21 21-23, Gurusaidutt fought his heart before going down 12-21 21-19 13-21 to local favorite Wing Ki Wong.



Topics : Badminton Saina Nehwal
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