Saina Nehwal stuns Chen Wang to enter quarters

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{image-saina nalla padam_11082008.jpg www.oneindia.com}Beijing, Aug 11: Saina Nehwal, India's best bet in badminton, stormed into the quarters of the women's singles event at the Beijing Olympics.

Saina defeated world number five and fourth seed Chen Wang of Hong Kong in a three set thriller 21-19, 11-21 and 21-11. Saina overcame her higher seed opponent Chen Wan someone whom she could not beat in her last two attempts. Saina faced a tough resistance in the opening set from her opponent but he prevailed 21-19 in the end. However Chen Wang kept her cool and made a fighting comeback to claim the second set 21-11.

Saina rushed through her opponent as she went for the kill in the decider to clinch the match 21-11 in her favour.

Earlier on Sunday the sensational Nehwal overcame Ukrainian opponent Larysa Gryga to seal the pre-quarterfinal berth in the event.

The Indian took time to gauge her opponent before taming her 21-18, 21-10 in just 28 minutes.


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