Saina Nehwal

Sibu (Malaysia), Jan 19 (IANS) Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Ajay Jayaram advanced in the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold here on Thursday.

Top seed Saina defeated Hanna Ramadini of Indonesia 21-17, 21-12 in 42 minutes while Sixth seed Jayaram edged past Chinese Taipei’s Hsueh Hsuan Yi 21-12, 15-21, 21-15 at the Sibu Indoor Stadium to advance.

In mixed doubles, Manu Attri and Jwala Gutta bowed out of the tournament after going down in straight sets 18-21, 10-21 to sixth seeds Tontowi Ahmad and Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja of Indonesia in just 30 minutes.

In another match, Yogendran Krishnan and Prajakta Sawant were also crashed out of the tournament. The Indian pair went down to eighth seeds Yong Kai Terry Hee and Wei Han Tan of Singapore 17-21, 17-21.

In men’s doubles category, it was a bad day for Arjun M.R. and Ramachandran Shlok as they were beaten by Law Cheuk Him and Lee Chun Hei Reginald of Hong Kong.

It was a cake walk for the Hong Kong pair as they outplayed the Indian pair 21-14, 21-17 in every department of the game to clinch the issue.

Third seeds Manu Attri and B.Sumeeth Reddy too crashed out. They lost their match to Hendra Aprida Gunawan and Markis Kido of Indonesia 17-21, 21-18, 12-21.

In women’s double category, Aparna Balan and Prajakta Sawant also failed to make their mark and were beaten by second seeds Chiang Kai Hsin and Hung Shih Han of Chinese Taipei.

The Indian pair prevailed over 18-21, 14-21 in straight sets.


    The IANS was founded by Indian American publisher Gopal Raju as the India Abroad News Service. It was later renamed the Indo-Asian News Service.

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