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  • Saina Nehwal enters quarter finals of World Championships

    Published on August 27, 2010

    The Indian men’s and women’s doubles teams crashed out of the world championships after losing their respective third-round matches. In Women’s doubles event, Jwala Gutta and her partner Ashwini Ponnappa were defeated by sixth seeds Jung Eun Ha and Ming Jung Kim 21-14 21-15.

    In men’s doubles, 15th seeds Rupesh Kumar and Sanave Thomas also lost to eighth seeds Lars Paaske and Jonas Rasmussen of Denmark 21-16 21-16.

    In women’s singles quarter final event Saina Nehwal will play sixth seed Shixian Wang of China. Nehwal defeated Russia’s Ella Diehl in straight games, 21-14, 21-18 on Thursday night in the third round of the event.

    In the mixed doubles quarter-finals, ninth seeds V Diju and Jwala Gutta will take on 12 seeds Sung Hyun Ko and Jung Eun Ha of South Korea.