Japan Open Super Series: Saina Nehwal trounces Pornpawee Chochuwong to set up second-round clash with Carolina Marin

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 20 September 2017, 02:58 PM
Saina Nehwal - File Photo
Saina Nehwal - File Photo

London Olympic bronze medalist started off her campaign in the Japan Open Super Series on a winning note after she dispatched her Thai opponent Pornpawee Chochuwong 21-17, 21-9 in 39 minutes. This was the Indian shuttlers third win against the Thai World No. 25 in as many meetings.

However, Saina will be up against arch-rival and reigning Olympic champion Carolina Marin in the women’s singles second round. The Hyderabadi has a 4-3 advantage in career meetings over the Spaniard but the two have not played yet this year.

Earlier in the day, Kidambi Srikanth beat Chinese World No.10 Tian Houwei 21-15, 12-21, 21-11 to progress to the second round of the men's singles competition.

First Published: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 02:46 PM
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