Saina makes pre quarters

Saina Nehwal win over Lu Lan in the Thailand Grand Prix to reach the fourth round on Wednesday. Saina, the top seed in the event, won 21-17 14-21 21-18 in a match that last for almost an hour. Among the other Indians in the fray, P Kashyap and Saurabh Verma also progressed, registering complementary victories.

Fourteenth seed Kashyap, who won bronze at the Asian Games last November, was too strong for Poodchalat Pisit, winning 21-17 9-21 21-11 in 52 minutes and then had an easier second round in opposition to Indonesia's Sukamta Evert, current 21-13 21-14.Verma did not have things easy for him against Andre Kurniawan Tedjono as he lost the first game 15-21.But the Indian came back strongly in the next two games winning 21-19 22-20 to seal the match in 71 minutes.


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