Jakarta | Saina Nehwal breezed past Chinese Taipei’s Hsu Ya Ching while Parupalli Kashyap stunned World No.5 Son Wan Ho in straight games to make it to the quarterfinals of the Indonesian Open Super Series badminton tournament here today.
Saina, who slipped to world number 3 today, thrashed Ching 21-13 21-15 in a 36-minute contest to set up a clash with old foe Shixian Wang in the women’s singles quarters.
Kashyap, meanwhile, upstaged Ho 21-11 21-14 in just 36 minutes and will face top seed Chen Long in the men’s singles quarterfinal.
However, Kadambi Srikanth bowed out after going down 21-14 20-22 13-21 to Ginting Anthony of Indonesia in a battle that lasted 54 minutes.
Saina, seeded second, put up a thoroughly clinical performance against her unseeded rival, clinching the first game in a mere 14 minutes.
Ching fought a tad harder in the second game but Saina dominated the proceedings just enough to pocket the match in just over half an hour.
World no. 12, Kashyap came up with a clinical display against Wan Ho, winning a total of 42 points as compared to just 25 won by the Korean.
The opening game turned out to be a cake walk for Kashyap. Having opened up a 4-0 lead, the shuttler from Hyderabad simply dominated the proceedings.
Kashyap continued to surge ahead and the closest the Korean could reach was 4-7 at one stage in the first game.
In the second game, Wan Ho bounced back with a 2-0 lead to begin with but Kashyap soon caught up with him at 3-3 and the battle continued till 6-6 before the Indian reeled off six points on the trot to make it 12-6.
There was no looking back for Kashyap thereafter and he eventually sealed the game and the match pretty comfortably.
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