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  China Open: Saina Nehwal sails into second round

China Open: Saina Nehwal sails into second round

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Published : Nov 11, 2015, 11:15 am IST
Updated : Nov 11, 2015, 11:15 am IST

Saina defeated World No 11 Sun Yu 22-20 21-18

(Photo: PTI)
 (Photo: PTI)

Saina defeated World No 11 Sun Yu 22-20 21-18

Fuzhou

 

: World No 2 Saina Nehwal needed just 49 minutes to get past China’s Sun Yu to move into the second round of the China Open Super Series on Wednesday in Fuzhou.

Saina, who is the defending champion, defeated World No 11 22-20 21-18.

With this win, the Olympic bronze medallist also bettered her head-to-head record (5-1) against Sun Yu.

The 25-year-old Saina had been suffering from abdominal pain which affected her performance at Japan, Denmark and France Super Series, where she made early exits. Also there is some issues with her achilles heels but the Indian is upbeat about a good show here.

"I had some abdominal pain and little discomfort in my heel but now I am fine. I trained harded in the last few weeks and I am really looking forward to the tournament. It is an Olympic year and it is an important event. I will give my best," said Saina.

 

Location: China, Fujian, Fuzhou