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Good day for Saina

Kuala Lumpur: On a day she regained her world No. 2 status, Olympic bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal produced a dominant performance to cruise into the quarter finals of the Malaysia Open Super Series with a straight-game victory over Hong Kong’s Pui Yin Yip here on Wednesday.

The 22-year-old Saina, who was given the top billing in the tournament, brushed aside Pui Yin Yip 21-12, 21-9 in a lop-sided women’s singles match that lasted only half an hour.

Saina will next take on Nozomi Okuhara of Japan.

However, India’s top male shuttler, Parupalli Kashyap went down fighting to sixth seed Jan Jorgensen of Denmark 17-21, 14-21.