Saina Nehwal, P Kashyap enter quarters, K Srikanth knocked out of Indonesia Openhttps://indianexpress.com/article/sports/badminton/parupalli-kashyap-stuns-son-wan-ho-to-enter-indionesia-open-quarters/

Saina Nehwal, P Kashyap enter quarters, K Srikanth knocked out of Indonesia Open

Kashyap posted an upset win over Wan Ho of Korea 21-11 21-14 in just 36 minutes.

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Kashyap posted an upset win over Son Wan Ho of Korea 21-11 21-14. (Source: PTI)

Saina Nehwal breezed past Chinese Taipei’s Hsu Ya Ching while Parupalli Kashyap stunned World No. 5 Son Wan Ho in straight games to make it to the quarterfinals of the Indonesian Open Super Series badminton tournament in Jakarta on Thursday.

Saina, who slipped to world number 3 on Thursday, thrashed Ching 21-13 21-15 in a 36-minute contest to set up a clash with old foe Shixian Wang in the women’s singles quarters.

Kashyap, meanwhile, upstaged Ho 21-11 21-14 in just 36 minutes and will face top seed Chen Long in the men’s singles quarterfinal.

However, Kidambi Srikanth bowed out after going down 21-14 20-22 13-21 to Ginting Anthony of Indonesia in a battle that lasted 54 minutes.

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Saina, seeded second, put up a thoroughly clinical performance against her unseeded rival, clinching the first game in a mere 14 minutes.

Ching fought a tad harder in the second game but Saina dominated the proceedings just enough to pocket the match in just over half an hour.

World no. 12, Kashyap came up with a clinical display against Wan Ho, winning a total of 42 points as compared to just 25 won by the Korean.

The opening game turned out to be a cake walk for Kashyap. Having opened up a 4-0 lead, the shuttler from Hyderabad simply dominated the proceedings.

Kashyap continued to surge ahead and the closest the Korean could reach was 4-7 at one stage in the first game.

In the second game, Wan Ho bounced back with a 2-0 lead to begin with but Kashyap soon caught up with him at 3 3 and the battle continued till 6-6 before the Indian reeled off six points on the trot to make it 12-6.

There was no looking back for Kashyap thereafter and he eventually sealed the game and the match pretty comfortably.