Thailand Open: Saina Nehwal in quarters
World No.5 Saina took 42 minutes to get past the Chinese in the second round. She next plays Thailand's Sapsiree Taerattanachai in a last-eight match Friday.
Taerattanachai came from behind to beat Kaori Imabeppu of Japan 20-22, 21-19, 21-15. Another Indian P.V. Sindhu suffered a 12-21, 23-25 at the hands of Wang Lin of China.
In the men's singles, three Indians reached the quarterfinals.
World no. 42 Sourabh beat 28th-ranked Alamsyah Yunus of Indonesia 18-21, 21-13, 22-20, He now faces another Indonesian, Sony Dwi Kuncoro.
Praneeth battled for a 13-21, 21-18, 22-20 win against Malaysia's Choong Hann Wong and meets Chen Yuekun of China in the next round.
Sameer defeated Teck Zhi Soo 21-18, 21-18, setting up a quarterfinal clash with Chinese qualifier Gao Huan.
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