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Saina in QF, curtains for other Indians

other Updated: Jun 21, 2013 01:25 IST

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Ace India shuttler Saina Nehwal entered the quarterfinals of the women's singles after posting a hard-fought victory over Eriko Hirose of Japan in the Singapore Super Series in Singapore on Thursday.

However, all other Indians in the fray lost their respective second round matches to bow out of the competition.

The world No 2 took a little more than an hour to pack off the Japanese 16-21, 21-16, 21-9, and will next take on Lindaweni Fanetri of Indonesia in the last-eight stage.

In the men's singles, Sai Praneeth B went down 11-21, 21-17, 16-21 to Wei Feng Chong of Malaysia in a second round match that lasted 53 minutes.

In the men’s doubles, Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar lost to sixth seeded Koreans Baek Choel Shin and Yeon Seong Yoo 14-21 19-21 in 33 minutes, while in the mixed doubles, Arun Vishnu and Aparna Balan lost to Indonesians Praveen Jordan and Vita Marissa 10-21, 18-21 in 27 minutes.