Ace shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Chetan Anand notched up easy wins but wild card entrant P Kashyap fell by the wayside as India rounded off a mixed day at the World Badminton Championships at Gachibowli stadium in Hyderabad on Wednesday.
Sixth seed Saina didn't show any sign of fatigue after recovering from a recent bout of chicken pox and outplayed
Russian Anastasia Prokopenko 21-10 21-17 in just 27 minutes to advance to the pre-quarterfinals.
She will next face Bulgarian Petya Nedelcheva, who beat Singapore's Aiying Xing 26-24 19-21 21-6.
In men's singles, 15th seed Chetan steamrolled Bulgarian Stilian Makarski 21-9 21-17 in a 28-minute match to set up a third round clash with sixth seed Sony Dwi Kuncoro of Indonesia tomorrow. Sony beat Poland's Przemyslaw Wacha 21-12, 21-13.
Kashyap created a flutter by winning the first game against World number two Jin Chen but the Indian was outdone
by the Chinese laster on and went down 21-14 10-21 7-21 in a 53-minute encounter.
In the men's doubles event, the Indian pair of Akshay Dewalkar and Jishnu Sanyal also squandered a game's lead to go
down 21-17 13-21 18-21 against 16th seed Vitalij Durkin and Alexandr Nikolaenko of Russia in 40 minutes.