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.
election 2014: latest
Leaders thronged the polling booth to exercise their franchise on Thursday on the second-biggest day of the 16th Lok Sabha polls. Journalist... More Leaders thronged the polling booth to exercise their franchise on Thursday on the second-biggest day of the 16th Lok Sabha polls. Journalist, N Ram after casting his vote in Chennai said Indian voters keep changing his or her mind where is volatility of the situation. India's junior sports minister, Jitendra Singh cast his vote in Alwar district of Rajasthan and said that high turnout is going to favour Congress. Meanwhile, Finance Minister P Chidambaram and DMK President M Karunanidhi also cast their votes from respective constituencies.
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