Ace Indian shutter Saina Nehwal advanced to the quarterfinals of French Super Series after notching up an easy win over Pui Yin Yip of Hong Kong in the second-round of the women’s singles event in Paris.
Eighth seed Saina beat Pui 21-15, 21-14 to set up a last eight clash against top-seed Wang Lin of China, who spanked Bulgarian Petya Nedelcheva 21-2, 21-8 in another second-round match.
Indian mixed doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and D Viju also put up a brilliant fight to bounce back from a game down and book a quarterfinal berth.
Sixth seed Jwala-Diju beat English pair of Dean George and Samantha Ward 19-21, 21-10, 21-16 in a 42-minute battle.
However, Jwala, partnering Ashwini Ponnappa, couldn’t create the same magic in the women’s doubles as the duo went down 18-21, 20-22 against fifth seed Chinese pair of Jin Maa and Xiaoli Wang in 32 minutes.
It was also curtains for men’s doubles pair of Rupesh Kumar and Thomas Sanave after they lost their pre-quarterfinals match against third seed Dane combo of Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen 15-21, 21-13 21-2.