Saina survives Indonesian test to reach Macau Open quarters

Macau [China], Dec.1 : Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal survived an early scare from Indonesia's Dinar Dyah Ayustine to book her place in the quarter-finals of the Macau Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament here on Thursday.

After going down in the first game, the London Olympics bronze medallist rebounded strongly to register a 17-21, 21-18, 21-12 win over her Indonesian opponent in the women's singles clash that lasted about an hour.

With the win, Saina has now set up a clash against Zhang Yiman of China for a place in last four.

Earlier, the 26-year-old from Hisar kicked off the tournament on a promising note as she registered 21-23, 21-14, 21-18 win over Indonesia's Hanna Ramadini.

Meanwhile, B.Sai Praneeth and Parupalli Kashyap will also aim to seal their place in the last eight when they take on their respective opponents in the men's singles event later today.(ANI)