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Shuttler Saina advances to All England Open quarters

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Birmingham: World number three shuttler Saina Nehwal produced a superior performance as she stormed into the quarterfinals of the prestigious All England Championship with a straight games victory here on Thursday.

The 25-year-old, who is making a comeback after an injury layoff, claimed a 21-16, 21-9 win over Thailand’s Busanan Ongbumrungphan in the second round contest that lasted just 41 minutes.

Meanwhile, Sameer Verma failed to capitalise on a good start as the youngster went on to lose 10-21, 21-12, 21-19 against eighth seed Tian Houwei of China in the men’s singles event. (ANI)

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