Shuttler Saina Nehwal on Thursday progressed to the quarter-finals in the ongoing Malaysia Masters after registering a win in the second round.
Nehwal defeated Korea's An Se Young 25-23, 21-12 in about minutes 38 minutes. The first game saw back and forth action between both shuttlers, and in the end, Nehwal kept her cool to win it. On Wednesday, the 29-year-old had outclassed Belgium's Lianne Tan 21-15, 21-17 to move ahead to the pre-quarterfinals.
Men's shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap and Kidambi Srikanth lost their matches to Kento Momota and Chou Tien Chen respectively and as a result, crashed out of the tournament on Wednesday. Later in the day, PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy and Sameer Verma will compete in their respective second-round matches. (ANI)