Macau [China], Dec.1 (ANI
): Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal
survived an early scare from Indonesia's Dinar Dyah Ayustine to book her place in the quarter-finals of the Macau Open
Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament here on Thursday.
After going down in the first game, the London Olympics
bronze medallist rebounded strongly to register a 17-21, 21-18, 21-12 win over her Indonesian opponent in the women's singles clash that lasted about an hour.
With the win, Saina has now set up a clash against Zhang Yiman of China for a place in last four.
Earlier, the 26-year-old from Hisar
kicked off the tournament on a promising note as she registered 21-23, 21-14, 21-18 win over Indonesia's Hanna Ramadini.
Meanwhile, B.Sai Praneeth
and Parupalli Kashyap
will also aim to seal their place in the last eight when they take on their respective opponents in the men's singles event later today.(ANI