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Saina Nehwal outshuttles Porntip in Hong Kong Super Series opener

Samarth Srivastava

Samarth SrivastavaBy Samarth Srivastava

Published on 23 Nov 2016 3:57 PM GMT

Saina Nehwal outshuttles Porntip in Hong Kong Super Series opener
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Kowloon: Indian ace-shuttler Saina Nehwal entered second round of Hong Kong Super Series outshuttling Porntip Buranaprasertsuk of Thailand in the opener on Wednesday.

London Olympics bronze medallist Saina defeated World No. 12 Thai shuttler by 12-21, 21-19, 21-17 in a fighting game.

Earlier, fifth-seeded Indian had lost in the opening game of China Open to the same opponent.

Saina will play the winner of the game between Chiang Mei Hui and Japan’s Sayaka Sato at the Hong Kong Coliseum.

Meanwhile, India suffered a setback with Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy losing in men’s doubles pair. They were defeated 15-21, 8-21 to Korean pair of Solgyu Choi and KO Sung Hyun.

Samarth Srivastava

Samarth Srivastava

Employed as sub-editor at newstrack.com. A learner, who loves covering sports, entertainment and defence kind of stuff.

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