Saina Nehwal advances to quarters of China Open by beating Malaysian Tee Jing Yi at the Haixia Olympic Sports Center. It took 55minutes for the World No:2 player to beat the Malaysian by 21-10, 19-21, 21-19.
The first set was pretty easy for Saina Nehwal.She didn’t even concede a lead in the first set of the game.The second set was not good for her as it was neck to neck and the TeeJing defeated in second set. The third game was another tight contest with the No.34 Malaysian taking a 6-2 lead at the start. Saina closed the gap and kept it neck-and-neck till 17-all, when she found that extra bit of steam she needed to kitty the next three points and reach matchpoint.
Sindhu lost by21-18 18-21 16-21 to Shixian Wang of China in a match that lasted an hour and 28 minutes. Shixian enjoyed a 5-1 lead in the opening game but Sindhu caught up at 8-8. The Chinese once again broke off and led 16-12, but the Indian reeled off six points to move to 20-17, before closing the opening game.
The second round started with both shuttlers preying on each other’s errors. Shixian tried to vary the pace of the game and tested Sindhu with acute angled shots but she didn’t have the accuracy as Sindhu had most of the answers early on.