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Malaysia Masters: Saina, Srikanth storm into quarterfinals, Kashyap crashes out

first_imgAce Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal on Thursday entered the women’s singles quarterfinal of the Malaysia Masters with a straight-game win over Hong Kong’s Pui Yin Yip in Kuala Lumpur.Saina, seeded seventh, took 39 minutes to tame Yip 21-14 21-16 in her second round encounter.Saina will play second seed Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in the last-eight stage of the first Super 500 tournament of the year on Friday.World no. 9 Saina holds an 8-4 overall head-to-head record against Okuhara, which includes back-to-back wins over the current world No.2 in the last two tournaments — last year’s Demark Open and the French Open.If Saina manages to go past Okuhara, the Indian might run into fourth seed Carolina Marin, who is placed in her half of the draw.Saina’s husband Parupalli Kashyap meanwhile, couldn’t advance any further than the second round as he lost to Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia 27-17, 25-23 in a match which lasted for just 53 minutes.Seventh seed Kidambi Srikanth on the other hand, stormed into the men’s singles quarters after Wong Wing Ki Vincent of Hong Kong 23-21, 8-21, 21-18 in a hard-faught encounter lasting more than an hour.Srikanth will be up against Korea’s Son Wan Ho in the quarter-finals.India’s women’s doubles pair of Ashwini Ponappa and N Sikky Reddy also crashed out of the tournament after losing to the Indonesian pair of Ni Ketut Mahadewi Istarani and Rizki Amelia Pradipta 18-21, 17-21 in the second round.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more